Dodgers releases Trevor Bauer following allegations of sexual assault

2020’s all-star pitcher Trevor Bauer had gone through a struggling period over the course of a year due to multiple sexual allegations. but a recent event will prolong his misery a lot more.

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting pitcher hasn’t been on the field to perform conventionally since 2021. After only four months, the Cy Young Award winner was hit with sexual assault allegations from a woman. After the first allegation, Bauer had been on administrative leave. However, yesterday they cut ties with the pitcher, as it seems the Dodgers couldn’t afford his abrasive reputation anymore.

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Trevor Bauer and the woman who filed a lawsuit

What actually happened between Trevor Bauer and the LA Dodgers?

On Thursday, a team of representatives of the Dodgers met with the 31-year-old in Arizona to discuss the terms and details of his termination—the first time after allegations. Later the dodgers released an official statement, “Two extensive reviews of all the available evidence in this case — one by Commissioner Manfred and another by a neutral arbitrator — concluded that Mr. Bauer’s actions warranted the longest-ever active player suspension in our sport for violations of this policy. Now that this process has been completed, and after careful consideration, we have decided that he will no longer be part of our organization.”

The statement also says, “The Dodgers organization believes that allegations of sexual assault or domestic violence should be thoroughly investigated, with due process given to the accused. From the beginning, we have fully cooperated with Major League Baseball’s investigation and strictly followed the process stipulated under MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.”

What did Trevor Bauer have to say?

Regarding the new development Trevor expressed his disappointment in a statement, saying, “While I am disappointed by the organization’s decision today, I appreciate the wealth of support I’ve received from the Dodgers clubhouse. I wish the players all the best and look forward to competing elsewhere.”

It is a surprising truth that the Dodgers didn’t take any action in the meantime. They gave a long reign to the player with such a history. “While we were unable to communicate throughout the administrative leave and arbitration process, my representatives spoke to Dodgers leadership immediately following the arbitration decision,” Bauer also wrote. “Following two weeks of conversations around my return to the organization, I sat down with Dodgers leadership in Arizona yesterday who told me that they wanted me to return and pitch for the team this year.”

Previously, Bauer was suspended by the decision of the commissioner of MLB, Rob Manfred, for 324 games, which was shortened by the arbitrator to 194. After that ruling, the right-hander was pretty sure he would be pitching in the new season.

However, the Dodgers finally came to their senses and let the star go as a free agent. They still have to pay $22.5 million for the contract for the final season. The Dodgers signed him for three years back in 2021, but instead, they got three women who filed lawsuits for sexual assault and domestic violence.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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