The legal system has already said it didn’t find enough evidence to incriminate Bauer after sexual assault allegations last year.
However, that doesn’t mean the league won’t pursue any additional punishment.
MLB is conducting its own investigation, and it is seemingly taking some time.
The league has extended Bauer’s administrative league, a measure that was first employed last year, several times in the last few months.
As a result, the pitcher hasn’t played in an official game in a while.
Since signing a record-breaking deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers before the 2021 campaign, Bauer has only pitched in 17 games, all between April and June of 2021.
“Trevor Bauer hasn’t pitched since June 28th, 2021,” Astros writer Michael Schwaab wrote via Twitter.
Trevor Bauer hasn’t pitched since June 28th, 2021 https://t.co/6XKB0zQlSN
— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) April 13, 2022
Bauer Hasn’t Pitched In A While
It has been a while since he left the Dodgers’ rotation in shambles after being involved in a complex assault case.
The last time he took the ball to pitch a major league game was on June 28 against the San Francisco Giants, who ended up taking the NL West division away from the Dodgers in 2021.
That day, Bauer was on the mound for six innings in which he allowed eight hits and a walk.
In total, he surrendered two earned runs and struck out eight foes.
In total, Bauer started 17 games and pitched 107.2 innings last year, compiling an 8-5 record, a 2.59 ERA, and accumulating 137 strikeouts with a 1.00 WHIP.
On the mound, he was everything the Dodgers asked for and more.
The problem is that some of his actions are preventing him from actually staying on the mound.