Trevor Bauer will not pitch again this season.
Major League Baseball made it official Friday, extending the Dodgers pitcher’s administrative leave through the end of the regular season and postseason. The extension was once again agreed to by the players’ union.
Bauer has been paid throughout his administrative leave which began on July 2 when allegations of sexual assault against him made by a San Diego woman came to light. He will receive his entire salary for 2021 – $28 million, plus two $5 million signing bonus payments that were due earlier this year.
It has been increasingly clear for some time that Bauer would not pitch again this season. He has not pitched in a game since June 28.
Bauer was in court in August when his accuser’s request for a permanent restraining order against Bauer was denied on Aug. 19 in L.A. County Superior Court.
The Pasadena Police presented the results of their investigation into two incidents at Bauer’s Pasadena home to the district attorney’s office on Aug. 27. There is no indication whether the office has determined to file charges against Bauer.
An MLB investigation is ongoing which also includes an alleged incident in Ohio last year.
Bauer, 30, signed a three-year, $102 million contract with the Dodgers as a free agent in February. The contract includes opt-out clauses after 2021 and 2022.
Bauer has been accused by the San Diego woman of choking her until she lost consciousness on multiple occasions, punching her in several areas of her body and leaving her with injuries that required hospitalization over the course of two sexual encounters earlier this year.
The 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner while with the Cincinnati Reds, Bauer made 17 starts for the Dodgers this season, going 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA.
As part of a statement, Bauer’s co-agents, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, wrote: “Today Mr. Bauer agreed to extend his administrative leave through the playoffs in a measure of good faith and in an effort to minimize any distraction to the Dodgers organization and his teammates. He continues to cooperate with the MLB investigation and refute the baseless allegations against him.
“Again, by definition, administrative leave is neither a disciplinary action nor does it in any way reflect a finding in the league’s investigation.”