Though the lawsuit filed by a Southern California woman who alleges Bauer engaged in violent behavior during a sexual encounter was dropped and Bauer never went to court, that doesn’t save him from punishment at the hands of Major League Baseball.
Bauer has been on paid administrative leave ever since the allegations against him came to light.
USA Today’s MLB insider Bob Nightengale has provided an update on the Bauer situation.
Bauer’s leave had previously been extended through April 16th, this coming Saturday.
Now, it has been pushed back to April 22nd.
Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave extended for another week, pushed back to April 22
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 13, 2022
Bauer Not Out Of The Woods Yet
It should still be noted that just because the case never reached court and the lawsuit was dropped, that doesn’t mean that Bauer is an innocent man.
There are still other allegations that have yet to be addressed, such as an Ohio woman claiming that Bauer assaulted her during his time in Cleveland.
It’s actually quite frustrating to see the case be dragged out for this long by MLB.
At a certain point, they’re going to have to just suspend him or let him return.
Of course, they need the evidence to do that, but much of that evidence is already there.
Again, the lawsuit being dropped does not prove Bauer innocent.
And as reported last season by Mike Digiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the vast majority of players on the Dodgers roster do not want to see Bauer return.
We’ll see what happens next.