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Dodgers News: An Update in the Trevor Bauer Legal Investigation



The latest update on Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer suggests that we might be nearing a legal decision. The Pasadena Police Department reportedly finished their investigation of the felony assault and handed the case over to the District Attorney, according to ESPN

The District Attorney will now decide if they will proceed with charging Bauer or to drop the case. The Dodgers pitcher had his leave extended by Major League Baseball again this morning, running through September 3rd. 

Bauer last pitched for the Dodgers on June 28th and is not expected to join up with the team should the charges be dropped. In all likelihood, Major League Baseball will have a suspension for him regardless of the outcome of the legal system. That seems to be the general consensus around the league, though it’s anyone’s guess at this point. 

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Bauer will remain on administrative leave until a decision is rendered, likely both by the DA and the league. For the moment, the Dodgers do not have any say in what happens with him for the 2021 season and beyond. 

So we will continue to wait out the decision, but it does seem to be drawing closer to an end. There will still need to be a lot of things figured out between the league and the Dodgers regardless of the outcome of the decision from the District Attorney. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.