The executive depart for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was prolonged a fourth time on Thursday, this time by an additional seven days by Aug. 13, in line with a league official.
A civil listening to for the non permanent restraining order that was obtained in opposition to Bauer will start three days after that in L.A. Superior Courtroom. The listening to, which was twice granted a continuance on the request of Bauer’s authorized crew, is scheduled for Aug. 16 to 19. Which means Bauer’s depart may need to be prolonged a minimum of as soon as extra, until MLB or the Metropolis of Pasadena (California) Police Division wrap up their investigations earlier than then.
MLB can unilaterally place a participant on administrative depart for as much as seven days beneath a joint home violence coverage, however it should receive consent by the MLB Gamers’ Affiliation thereafter. Bauer hasn’t been with the Dodgers since initially being positioned on depart July 2.
Bauer, 30, has been accused by a lady of choking her till she misplaced consciousness on a number of events, punching her in a number of areas of her physique and leaving her with accidents that required hospitalization over the course of two sexual encounters earlier this yr, in line with a home violence restraining order that was filed in L.A. County Superior Courtroom on June 28, copies of which had been obtained by ESPN.
The non permanent restraining order was executed ex parte, which might be attained with out enter from the opposite get together. Bauer’s aspect has strongly denied the allegations of sexual assault, calling the interactions between him and the girl “wholly consensual” and saying in a previous assertion that Bauer “vehemently denies her account of their two conferences.”
The preliminary listening to to determine whether or not the non permanent restraining order would grow to be everlasting occurred July 23 and was delayed a further six enterprise days after Bauer’s attorneys requested extra time to arrange a protection in opposition to witnesses and reveals they claimed to not have obtained till the night time earlier than the listening to. A continuance was obtained as soon as once more on July 29.
Bauer attended the preliminary listening to, as did his accuser. Bauer’s authorized crew advised the choose that it has suggested him to not testify, given the continued investigation, however the petitioner’s aspect acknowledged that he should nonetheless take the stand, even when invokes his Fifth Modification proper to not reply questions. Each side will name a complete of as much as 10 witnesses.
The Dodgers, who traded for Max Scherzer final week and signed Cole Hamels on Wednesday, have canceled Bauer’s bobblehead night time and have eliminated all of his merchandise from the crew and on-line shops, saying they “didn’t really feel it was acceptable” given the investigations.
Bauer, the 2020 Nationwide League Cy Younger Award winner as a member of the Cincinnati Reds, joined the Dodgers with a record-setting three-year, $102 million contract in February that features two opt-out clauses