Bauer's administrative leave extended through March 19

March 12th, 2022

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Right-hander Trevor Bauer won't be with the Dodgers when the club begins Spring Training workouts at Camelback Ranch on Monday. 

According to a league source, the MLBPA has agreed to extend Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave for seven days beginning Sunday, March 13, through Saturday, March 19, and Bauer will not report to Spring Training during that time or prior to March 13.

Bauer was placed on paid administrative leave on July 2 following sexual assault accusations filed against him. This offseason, the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced that Bauer will not face any criminal charges. 

Major League Baseball, however, has been conducting an investigation of its own. Under the joint domestic violence policy agreed upon by MLB and the MLBPA, the Commissioner's Office has the ability to suspend a player even if he has not been charged or convicted. 

After winning the National League Cy Young Award in 2020, Bauer signed a three-year, $102 million deal with the Dodgers last offseason, making him the highest-paid pitcher in the Majors at the time of the agreement. He’s scheduled to make $62 million over the remaining two years of his deal.