The Trevor Bauer saga continues for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball. But things could be nearing a resolution soon as the Pasadena Police Department handed off their investigation to the LA County District Attorney this week. It’s up to them to now decide if the pitcher will be charged with a crime or if the case will be dropped.
But regardless of how the DA proceeds, the general consensus around baseball is that Bauer will be suspended by the league. The Dodgers would not have any say in that matter, but the violation of the Domestic Violence policy seems pretty clear, at least for those in the league.
But while the Dodgers wait all of that out, the league and Player’s Association have agreed upon another extension of Bauer’s leave. It will now run through September 9th-10th. He has not pitched in a game since late July when the initial report on his assault came out via TMZ Sports.
So once again, the answer is to wait. The Dodgers have already said several times that they are waiting to make a statement until the league clears their side of the investigation. It seems at this point, MLB is waiting for charges to be filed or not.
But one thing is for certain: Trevor Bauer will not pitch for the Dodgers this year. ESPN’s Jeff Passan released a piece this week suggesting that Bauer might have a difficult time pitching anywhere once this is all said and done. But that remains to be seen.