By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Major League Baseball has given Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer one of the longest suspensions in the history of the sport. Bauer has been given a two-year suspension.
He was hit with a 324 game suspension for allegations of sexual assault. The authorities did not find enough evidence to charge Bauer with any crime.
However, MLB elected to hit Bauer with a potential career-altering suspension.
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Bauer has already missed 99 games dating back to July 2nd, 2021 when he was initially placed on administrative leave by the sport. Bauer’s suspension is without pay.
“Today we were informed that MLB has concluded its investigation into allegations that have been made against Trevor Bauer, and the Commissioner [Rob Manfred] has issued his decision regarding discipline,” the Dodgers said in a statement. “The Dodgers organization takes all allegations of this nature very seriously and does not condo9ne or excuse any acts of domestic violence or sexual assault.
“We’re cooperating fully with MLB’s investigation since it began, and we fully support MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy, and the Commissioner’s enforcement of the Policy. We understand that Trevor has the right to appeal the Commissioner’s decision. Therefore, we will not comment further until the process is complete.”
While he has not formally appealed the decision, Bauer has tweeted out that he would indeed appeal the process. This is the longest suspension ever given to someone under the MLB-MLBPA Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy.
When he formally appeals the decision, he will be the first player to do so.
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“In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy,” Bauer said on Twitter. “I am appealing this action and expect to prevail. As we have throughout the process, my representatives and I respect the confidentiality of the proceedings.”
Bauer previously signed a three-year, $102 million deal with the Dodgers. He is due $64 million over the next two seasons.
His contract will end at the conclusion of the 2023 season. His MLB suspension — at the present time — will end in April 2024.
Bauer has filed a defamation lawsuit against the San Diego-based woman, who is trying to ruin his life.
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