Will Trevor Bauer pitch for the Dodgers again? A recent report in the Los Angeles Time indicates that many of his current teammates hope he does not.
Citing two people with knowledge of Dodgers clubhouse dynamics, reporter Mike DiGiovanna writes that a majority of Bauer’s LA teammates “do not want Bauer back under any circumstances.” If the report is indeed accurate, it’s a damning indictment of a pitcher who is already facing intense scrutiny outside of the Dodgers clubhouse.
Bauer is currently on paid administrative leave by Major League Baseball, while the league investigates the right-hander for a possible violation of its joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy, after a San Diego woman obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order against Bauer in Los Angeles County Superior Court In the 85-page document, it is alleged that Bauer assaulted her during two separate encounters. Bauer, through his representatives, said the encounters were “wholly consensual.” Bauer hasn’t pitched since June 28 against the Giants.
Bauer’s career is in jeopardy according to DiGiovanna. Even if he is not accused of a crime, he could face a lengthy suspension from MLB. Bauer appeared at a court hearing Friday in Los Angeles to contest the continuation of the temporary restraining order. According to The Athletic, the hearing has been pushed to Aug. 2 to give Bauer’s attorney time to prepare for medical records and exhibits including witness lists that she received recently.