Trevor Bauer Reportedly Under Investigation for Assault (UPDATE)

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Trevor Bauer Reportedly Under Investigation for Assault (UPDATE)

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A surprising and disturbing report out of TMZ tonight, as Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is reportedly under investigation in an alleged assault case involving a woman in Los Angeles.

The report, which you can read for the particular allegations, per the alleged victim’s attorney:

Per the attorney, the alleged victim has sought a temporary domestic violence restraining order against Bauer. There isn’t a great deal of detail in the original report, though it isn’t as if any alleged victim has to share everything publicly.

As part of the league’s domestic violence policy, any allegations of abuse like this are likely to be investigated by MLB, regardless of any criminal or civil proceedings in the legal system. Neither Bauer nor the Dodgers have yet commented on the TMZ report, though I expect we will be hearing more soon.

UPDATE: The response from Bauer’s camp, via his attorney:

In sum, Bauer is not disputing that there was a sexual relationship that involved extra physical behavior, but his response is that he did only what she asked for (even if that may have ultimately led to injuries and a concussion). As I said, there will be investigations – by his camp, by authorities, and by MLB – and I’m sure there is a lot going on here. I hope the alleged victim is all right, but also that the objective truth, whatever that is, eventually comes out. The whole situation is uncomfortable, but obviously there is potential baseball impact here (as relatively unimportant as that may prove), and it bears attention.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.