Trevor Bauer placed on administrative leave in wake of restraining order

By , Audacy Sports

MLB has responded after a woman obtained a temporary restraining order against Dodgers star pitcher Trevor Bauer.

The league announced on Friday that Bauer was put on seven-day administrative leave amid its ongoing investigation into the allegations against the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner.

MLB said it was continuing to collect information regarding the case, "concurrent with" a criminal investigation carried out by authorities in Pasadena, California, where Bauer lives and allegedly assaulted the woman on two occasions after she says they first met for consensual sex.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts on Thursday said Bauer was set to make his scheduled start on Sunday against the Nationals in Washington, explaining that the team was following MLB's lead on potential disciplinary action. Reports of the restraining order first surfaced on Tuesday afternoon, and Bauer reportedly joined his team for congratulatory hand shakes on the field later that night after they won their game.

The 27-year-old woman's restraining order reportedly included dozens of pages and several photographs detailing disturbing allegations of violent sexual behavior against the 30-year-old Bauer, according to reporters Britt Ghiroli and Katie Strang of The Athletic.

The star pitcher has vehemently denied the accusations through a statement released by his representatives. The ex parte restraining order was issued without Bauer being given chance to respond to the allegations. A court date was set for July 23, where he planned to deny all claims. His lawyers also released text exchanges and social media posts that they say exonerate their client.

Bauer, a UCLA product, signed a lucrative three-year, $102M with the Dodgers in the offseason. The polarizing All-Star debuted with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who drafted him in 2011, and later spent several seasons with the Cleveland Indians. He spent 2020 with the Cincinnati Reds, where he won the Cy Young, following a midseason trade from the Indians in 2019.

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