Los Angeles Dodgers starter and reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer won't pitch again before the final month of the MLB regular season.
According to ESPN and other outlets, Bauer's paid administrative leave was extended a seventh time by MLB and the MLB Players Association amid disturbing allegations of sexual assault made against the 30-year-old right-hander.
Bauer hasn't taken the bump for the Dodgers since June 28 and was originally placed on a seven-day leave July 2. Per the collective bargaining agreement, the MLBPA must consent to extend a player's paid leave following the initial seven-day period.
Last week, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman denied a request for a permanent restraining order and said "Bauer does not pose a threat" to the woman. Both the City of Pasadena Police Department and MLB are investigating the allegations, and Bauer likely would be suspended if formally charged with any crime.
It was reported in late July a "majority" of Bauer's Los Angeles teammates don't want him back with the club this season regardless of the outcomes of those investigations. The status of his career, in general, is up in the air heading into September.