Dodgers release Trevor Bauer in sexual assault investigation

The Los Angeles Dodgers Friday Trevor Bauer He was also released by the team after Major League Baseball’s independent arbitrator reinstated him in December.

In announcing the release of Bauer on Twittersaid the team “cooperated fully” with the league’s investigation and followed “the process set forth under MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy.”

Ah San Diego woman accuses Bauer31, beat and sexually assaulted her in 2021. He denied the accusations.

“The Dodgers organization believes that allegations of sexual assault or domestic violence should be investigated thoroughly, with due process given to the accused…. Two extensive reviews of all available evidence — one by Commissioner Manfred and the other by a neutral — Dodgers said in a statement that Mr. Bauer’s actions underpinned this policy. “Now that this process is complete, after careful consideration, he is no longer with us.” I have decided not to be part of the organization of

FILE — Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on June 28, 2021.

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The Los Angeles team made the announcement about four weeks after the arbitrator’s December 12 decision.Bauer was the first Two unprecedented seasonsMLB Commissioner Rob Manfred suspended 324 games without pay for violating the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy. , a panel led by independent arbitrator Martin Scheinman upheld a shorter suspension, immediately revived Bauer.

The decision to cut Bauer means the Dodgers will cover the rest of Bauer’s salary. In 2020, Bauer agreed to a three-year deal worth $102 million to join his hometown Dodgers, who according to Spotrac, owed him about $22.5 million for his 2023 season. I’m here.

Bauer has been assigned to an assignment and is now free to sign with another team. according to CBS Sports. If he does not sign by 2:00 p.m. on his Thursday, January 12th, he continues with an unconditional waiver.

Following the announcement, Bauer wrote on twitter .

Bauer added that his agent was in touch with the Dodgers “immediately after the arbitration decision.”

“While I am disappointed with the organization’s decision today, I am grateful for the wealth of support we have received from the Dodgers clubhouse,” he wrote. I look forward to it.” Dodgers release Trevor Bauer in sexual assault investigation

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