May 16, 2022

Referees check the hat and glove of Trevor Bauer # 27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers for foreign matter after the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ superstar pitcher Trevor Bauer was given a week’s administrative vacation from Major League Baseball on Friday amid a criminal investigation into a woman’s allegations that Bauer sexually assaulted her in a brutal incident.

Bauer’s forced vacation was announced the same day President Joe Biden hosted the Dodgers at the White House for their World Series win last fall.

Bauer, who won the 2020 National League Cy Young Award while playing for the Cincinnati Reds, agreed to a three-year deal with the Dodgers in February that could gross him a total of $ 102 million, making him one of the highest-paid baseball players .

He should serve on Sunday next.

Major League Baseball said in a statement that an investigation into the woman’s allegations against Bauer is “ongoing.”

“Although no decision has yet been made in the case, we have decided to put Mr. Bauer on a seven-day administrative vacation with immediate effect,” said the MLB’s announcement.

“MLB continues to gather information in our ongoing investigation in parallel with the active criminal investigation of the Pasadena Police Department. We will provide further comments in due course.”

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