The previous roughly 18 months have been tough for Trevor Bauer. On June 28, 2021, Bauer made his final appearance for the Los Angeles Dodgers before the MLB placed him on administrative leave as a result of a woman accusing him of sexual assault. However, Bauer recently appeared to score a little victory when an impartial arbitrator lowered his 324-game punishment to merely 194 games.
That doesn’t seem to be sufficient for Bauer’s camp, though. The much-maligned Trevor Bauer’s agent, Rachel Luba, issued a statement criticizing the league for choosing to discipline Bauer in the first place.
Statement from Shawn Holley, Jon Fetterolf, and I: While we are happy that Mr. Bauer was promptly reinstated, we disagree that any sort of sanction should have been applied. In order to help his team win a World Series, Mr. Bauer eagerly anticipates his return to the field, Luba stated on her official Twitter account.
Trevor Bauer may or may not get the chance to accomplish his stated objectives. After all, the alleged transgressions aren’t anything to giggle at. The Los Angeles district attorney’s office was unable to “prove the relevant charges beyond a reasonable doubt,” but the MLB decided that there was sufficient evidence to punish the 31-year-old pitcher with a record fine.
The Dodgers gave the contentious pitcher a three-year, $102 million contract after he won the Cy Young Award in 2020. Now that 14 days have passed, the Dodgers must decide whether to keep Bauer.