Dodgers pitcher Bauer placed on leave after assault allegations

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was placed on a seven-day administrative leave by MLB after sexual assault allegations against him emerged this week.
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Major League Baseball placed Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer on a seven-day administrative leave Friday in the midst of the league's investigation into sexual assault allegations against him.

A woman filed a restraining order against Bauer on Thursday, alleging that he strangled her during sex until she passed out. The restraining order was granted, and Bauer will appear in a hearing on July 23. In the meantime, the Pasadena, Calif., police are investigating. 

Bauer, who has denied the allegations, said through his agents that he will not appeal MLB's decision.

The Athletic was the first to report on the woman's account of Bauer's assault, which she says took place on April 21 and May 16. He has been accused of harassing women online in the past, according to the LA Times.

Bauer won the National League Cy Young Award in 2020 with the Cincinnati Reds. He signed a three-year, $102 million contract with the Dodgers this February. He had been scheduled to start Sunday against the Washington Nationals before being placed on the one-week leave.