Bauer recently had charges dropped in relation to claims of assault against a woman in California, but MLB’s decision has still yet to come.
MLB can decide to suspend him once their investigation is complete.
However, it doesn’t appear that they’re any closer to concluding the investigation.
According to USA Today’s MLB insider, Bob Nightengale, Major League Baseball has chosen to extend Bauer’s paid administrative leave through April 29.
It had previously been extended through today, April 22, but with them seemingly nowhere close to completing the investigation, his leave has been extended at least an extra week.
Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave extended once again, this time to April 29.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 21, 2022
MLB No Closer To A Decision
As has been the case each time Bauer’s leave has been extended, there will be people who continue to question why he has yet to be reinstated, citing that the court case was dismissed.
But those making that claim are missing the point.
MLB is a completely separate body from the court and their investigation has yet to be resolved.
Also, being found not guilty does not mean Bauer is innocent.
Still, it’s becoming a frustrating development that is tarnishing MLB.
This investigation has been stretched out for far too long and there has been little to no action.
If baseball isn’t going to suspend him, then they should at least extend his administrative leave longer than just a week, so they don’t have to keep going back each week and extending it for just one more.
Perhaps if the investigation can’t be resolved anytime soon, extend his leave for at least a month.
It doesn’t appear that this will be over anytime soon, so it doesn’t make to keep pushing it back week by week as opposed to extending it for a longer period of time.