The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher was put on leave last Friday, three days after the allegation came to light. MLB and police are investigating the incident. Players are paid but cannot play during administrative holidays.
Bauer was put on leave as part of the joint MLB and players’ union policy on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse passed in 2015 and may precede a longer suspension.
Bauer’s agents John Fetterolf and Rachel Luba released a statement, via Athleticism‘s Ken Rosenthal, following Thursday’s announcement.
“We continue to refute (the woman’s) allegations in the strongest terms possible and Mr. Bauer vehemently denies his account of their two meetings,” the statement said.
“Again, the administrative leave is neither a disciplinary measure nor does it reflect in any way a conclusion of the league investigation. “
According to the woman’s lawyer, Marc Garelick, a protection order was obtained against Bauer under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act on June 28 following an assault that caused the woman to ” severe physical and emotional pain ”.
In the order, the woman says that Bauer assaulted her twice, detailing the attacks which included the six-foot-one and 205-pound pitcher hitting her in the face and body, sticking his fingers down her throat and squeezing her. strangling to the point where she passed out on several occasions.
The alleged assaults occurred during what the woman said began as consensual sex.
AthleticismBrittany Ghiroli and Katie Strang detailed the graphic injuries that allegedly occurred in the second meeting, including two black eyes, a bloody swollen lip, bruises and large scratches on one side of her face.
With files from The Associated Press