As expected, Trevor Bauer’s paid administrative leave was extended another seven days. After the initial first seven days were up, the MLBPA would have to give consent to a new extension, which they did.
Bauer was placed on leave for seven days last Friday while he remains under investigation for sexual assault. At the moment, Bauer has yet to be charged or arrested. On July 23, a hearing will be held to determine whether the temporary restraining order against Bauer will remain in force.
Here is the latest statement from John Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, Bauer’s co-agents:
We continue to refute [the woman’s] allegations in the strongest possible terms and Mr. Bauer vehemently denies her accounts of the two meetings. Again, administrative leave is neither a disciplinary action nor does it in any way reflect a finding in the league’s investigation.
Here’s a quote from a USA Today Sports article:
A Dodgers spokesman said in a statement to multiple news organizations that the team “did not feel it was appropriate” to have the promotion or continue to sell Bauer items at the team store or online “while investigations continue by Major League Baseball and the Pasadena Police Department.”