Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is currently under investigation for sexual assault allegations that have surfaced. On Friday, it was announced that Bauer has now been placed on leave from the MLB, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has been placed on seven-day administrative leave by Major League Baseball in the wake of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman.
Police continue to investigate the allegations, which Bauer denies.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 2, 2021
Bauer’s allegations surfaced and a lengthy, descriptive report came about. Bauer and his agent Rachel Luba have repeatedly denied the allegations. As of Thursday, the Dodgers and manager Dave Roberts had planned on Bauer making his scheduled start on Sunday and received much backlash across the sports spectrum.
Now the MLB has placed him on leave, and the situation regarding Bauer will be one to monitor going forward.