The Dodgers are obviously in a tough spot with Trevor Bauer. They have to wait out Major League Baseball to make their investigation into the assault allegations against him, and they also have to wait out the investigation by local authorities.
For the moment, it seems the Dodgers really cant do anything. That’s what has been said by every person in the organization worth asking, including Stan Kasten.
In a statement issued to the media this week(via The LA Times), Kasten noted that it was obviously a very delicate situation. The Dodgers President and CEO went on to say that they would wait out the process, much like other members of the club have already said.
I am mindful that there are a lot of people with very strong feelings about this. As I said, personally, through our organization, through our fans, right, I get that, I understand, I’m very sensitive to that. But for right now, I think it’s really important we absorb the process as the best way for all of us to get the right result.
Kasten would then say that the Dodgers will wait out the decision made by Major League Baseball. Dave Roberts also said on Friday that the team would respect whatever the league decided following their investigation.
The appropriate thing is to let the process that the players and the Commissioner’s Office have agreed upon play out. So let’s get through that and then we’ll be able to discuss that in more depth.
Bauer is currently being investigated by Pasadena Police for Felony Assault. As of Friday, the police were unsure if the investigation would carry beyond July 23rd. That is the date a judge set to determine if the restraining order needs to remain in place.