Bauer's administrative leave extended through April 22
Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended through Friday, April 22, according to a league source.
The extension was mutually agreed to by the MLB and MLBPA. His leave was initially set to expire this Saturday.
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.
"Mr. Bauer is cooperating with the MLB investigation and looks forward to resolving this matter," Bauer's co-agents, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, said in a statement last month. "He continues to prepare for the 2022 MLB season. Administrative leave is not a disciplinary action nor does it in any way reflect a finding in the league’s investigation."
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.