Los Angeles pitcher Trevor Bauer suspended for alleged sexual assault

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer warms up prior to a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

thejapannew– LOS ANGELES, California: A Major League Baseball pitcher has been placed on leave due to an ongoing sexual assault investigation.

Trevor Bauer, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was placed on seven-day administrative leave, the league announced.

Bauer, the current National League Cy Young Award winner, has denied the allegations, which were filed by a woman earlier this year. The woman has also turned to the courts, seeking a domestic violence restraining order against Bauer.

Bauer will not pitch against the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., as earlier scheduled.

“MLB’s investigation into the allegations made against Trevor Bauer is ongoing,” MLB said in a news release. “While no determination in the case has been made, we have made the decision to place Mr. Bauer on seven-day administrative leave, effective immediately.

“MLB continues to collect information in our ongoing investigation, concurrent with the Pasadena Police Department’s active criminal investigation. We will comment further at the appropriate time.”

Bauer, 30, signed a three-year, $102-million contract with the Dodgers in February. He leads baseball with 137 strikeouts and 107.2 innings pitched this season.