The Dodgers will continue to play ball games without Trevor Bauer in their starting rotation. As MLB and local authorities continue with their investigation into a felony assault charge, Bauer was placed on a 7-day administrative leave.
That length of leave is designated in an agreement between the Player’s Association and the league. Any longer than that needs to have approval from the MLBPA before proceeding. That approval appears to have come through on the Dodgers pitcher.
The LA Times’ Bill Shaikin reported this afternoon that Bauer’s leave was extended an additional 7 days today. That covers the weekend and the All-Star break that Bauer is not allowed to be with the Dodgers in any capacity.
MLB will continue their investigation and decided after the 7 days what will be done with Bauer. That timeline could be difficult though depending on how the legal process takes with officially charging the Dodgers pitchers.
For now, there seems to be no indication the league needs to wait for that part of the legal process to play out before a decision. Regardless, the Dodgers will be without Bauer for at least 7 more days. No word yet on how close the league is to making an official decision on Bauer or even if there is a temporary decision until more information from authorities is passed down.
All there is left to do now is wait.