The suspension will not include the games he has already missed while on administrative leave, so in theory, it will be more than the announced two years.
In total, Bauer will miss the next 324 games, and his future with the Dodgers (and in the league, to be honest) is in serious question.
The pitcher said he denies “committing any violation of the league’s domestic violence & sexual assault policy” and made it clear that he will be “appealing this action and expect to prevail.”
In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the league’s domestic violence & sexual assault policy. I am appealing this action and expect to prevail. As we have throughout this process, my representatives & I respect the confidentiality of the proceedings.
— Trevor Bauer (トレバー・バウアー) (@BauerOutage) April 29, 2022
How exactly is he going to appeal?
MLB insider Britt Ghiroli, who covers league-related news for The Athletic, explained how.
“Bauer is going to appeal the leagues decision which will send it to an independent arbitration hearing in New York,” she said via Twitter on Friday afternoon.
Bauer is going to appeal the leagues decision which will send it to an independent arbitration hearing in New York.
— Britt Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) April 29, 2022
His Playing Career Is In Danger
It’s unclear what exactly can Bauer get in the appeal process, if he can get a reduction of the suspension of its elimination, but what we know is that it will be handled by an independent arbitration hearing.
Bauer allegedly had two sexual encounters with a San Diego woman that were described as extremely graphic in nature.
It looks like Bauer avoided any legal issues, but his career will be severely affected by the incident, barring a big change in the ruling via appeal.