He has been at the center of controversy ever since news broke of sexual assault allegations against him.
Bauer has been active on Twitter lately, making fruitless efforts to clear his name.
Though the case with the woman from Pasadena, California was dismissed, Major League Baseball is continuing its investigation and could still suspend him.
But that isn’t stopping Bauer from trying to stay relevant on social media.
In fact, he seems to have resorted to a new strategy, as he announced yesterday that he would be filing a defamation suit against The Athletic and MLB reporter Molly Knight.
Today I filed a defamation lawsuit against The Athletic and its former MLB reporter Molly Knight in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles for knowingly publishing false information. You can read the complaint here: https://t.co/2GXRxxQpEG
— Trevor Bauer (トレバー・バウアー) (@BauerOutage) March 29, 2022
The Saga Continues
The drama only continues from here.
The case may have been dismissed with the woman who accused him, but the drama rolls on and Bauer is right at the center of it.
It seems unlikely that he will ever suit up for the Dodgers again, but now he is employing a new strategy to try and make himself look like the victim in this case.
Bauer cites that Knight and The Athletic both knowingly published information that was false and at the end of the tweet, he provided a link to his complaint.
At this point, Bauer has almost faded completely into obscurity and even if he somehow returns from his paid administrative leave and has the opportunity to pitch again, he won’t be able to escape the controversy that will follow him.
Not that he has any problem with the controversy, but he’ll never hear the end of it from opposing fans.
Now the question is, will MLB suspend Bauer, or will they let him return to baseball?