Major League Baseball has settled Los Angeles dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer on a seven-day administrative leave amid allegations of sexual assault, the league announced Friday, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
The decision will prevent him from making his next scheduled start Sunday against the Washington Nationals. According to Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Bauer will not appeal the league’s decision.
One woman said Bauer suffocated her until she lost consciousness on several occasions, stabbing her in several areas and leaving her wounds requiring hospitalization after two sexual encounters earlier this year, according to a restriction order which has been filed in LA Superior Court.
The woman’s lawyer added that she suffered “severe physical and emotional pain” due to a “recent assault” by Bauer.
Bauer’s lawyer issued a statement denying the allegations on behalf of his client, describing Bauer’s relationship with the woman as “consensual” and also calling his accusations “unfounded” and “defamatory.”
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Thursday that Bauer was on track to make his debut Sunday, adding that the team’s management was not to do anything until they received guidance from the league.
Bauer signed a massive three-year, $ 102 million deal with the Dodgers in February after winning the NL Cy Young Award as a member of the Cincinnati Reds last season.