Trevor Bauer’s season is over.
The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ star pitcher will miss the remainder of the 2021 MLB season – and postseason – amid investigations by the league and Pasadena Police Department into allegations of sexual assault.
Bauer’s co-agents, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, confirmed the news in a statement on Friday.
“Today Mr. Bauer agreed to extend his administrative leave through the playoffs in a measure of good faith and in an effort to minimize any distraction to the Dodgers organization and his teammates. He continues to cooperate with the MLB investigation and refute the baseless allegations against him,” the statement read.
Bauer has been on an extended administrative leave from the Dodgers since July 2, after a 27-year-old San Diego woman accused him of choking her into unconsciousness and punching her repeatedly during two sexual encounters.
The reigning NL Cy Young winner has denied the allegations, and his attorney has maintained the two sexual encounters between the MLB player and accuser were consensual.
The sexual assault allegations were made public in late June, shortly after Bauer’s accuser requested a restraining order against the MLB All-Star.
Last month, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Bauer and denied granting a restraining order to the accuser — who previously had a temporary one against Bauer. The verdict came after a four-day hearing.
Bauer is currently in the first year of a three-year, $102 million contract with the Dodgers.