Former Reds pitcher suspended from baseball for 2 years
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Major League Baseball has handed down its punishment to former Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Trevor Bauer.
He is accused of sexual misconduct allegations.
MLB is suspending Bauer for two seasons, without pay, for allegedly violating its domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy.
Bauer hasn’t appeared in a game since June 2021.
Last summer, a woman filed a restraining order against him after she said he sexually assaulted her on two different occasions.
She claimed Bauer choked her until she passed out and performed sex acts that were not consensual.
After MLB’s decision was announced, Bauer tweeted that he is appealing his suspension.
The Dodgers released a statement after Bauer’s suspension was announced:
“Today, we were informed that MLB has concluded its investigation into allegations that have been made against Trevor Bauer, and the Commissioner has issued his decision regarding discipline. The Dodgers organization takes all allegations of this nature very seriously and does not condone or excuse any acts of domestic violence or sexual assault. We’ve cooperated fully with MLB’s investigation since it began, and we fully support MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy, and the Commissioner’s enforcement of the Policy. We understand that Trevor has the right to appeal the Commissioner’s decision. Therefore, we will not comment further until the process is complete.”
Bauer won the 2020 National League Cy Young award with the Reds before continuing his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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