Major League Baseball is officially stepping into the situation with Trevor Bauer. After the Dodgers said the plan was to have him start this week at the advice of MLB, the league today announced that Bauer was going to be placed on administrative leave.
The Dodgers pitcher is actively being investigated for an alleged assault committed on a woman in Pasadena. Bauer and his team have denied the claim several times and continue to deny any claim of wrongdoing in the situation.
The league issued this statement today about the Dodgers pitcher.
MLB’s investigation into the allegations made against Dodgers RHP Trevor Bauer is ongoing. While no determination in the case has been made, we have made the decision to place Mr. Bauer on seven-day administrative leave effective immediately. MLB continues to collect information in our ongoing investigation concurrent with the Pasadena Police Department’s active criminal investigation.
The league is able to place Bauer on leave pending investigation for 7 days. After that, there needs to be approved with the Player’s Association to continue that leave. No word yet if the league plans on pursuing that with Dodgers pitcher.
The 7-day administrative leave is a paid leave. In that time, the league hopes to gather enough information to make an informed decision on the matter. At this point, it is entirely out of the Dodgers’ hands on what they do with Bauer.