Fans React To Trevor Bauer’s 2-Year Suspension, Pitcher Issues Statement Claiming Innocence

Trevor Bauer Suspended He Issues Strong Statement Claiming Innocence

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Major League Baseball has suspended Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for two years, according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Friday.

Bauer, within seconds of Passan’s report, issued a strong statement declaring his innocence and vowing to fight the suspension.

“In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy,” the statement read. “I am appealing this action and expect to prevail. As we have throughout this process, my representatives and I respect the confidentiality of the proceedings.”

“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,” said the Dodgers in a statement. “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.”

Trevor Bauer’s 324 game suspension will be tacked on to the 111 games he’s already missed

Bauer, who was never charged with any crimes, has already missed 111 games because MLB put him on administrative leave in 2021 and repeatedly extended it, continuing into this season. If his appeal of the suspension fails, he will have been forced to miss a grand total of 435 games.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said that the league’s investigation had concluded, and he had determined Bauer’s conduct violated the policy and warranted a suspension, according to the Los Angeles Times. Manfred’s statement did not reveal what offenses specifically triggered the lengthy suspension.

The 31-year-old Cy Young Award winner, who has filed numerous lawsuits for defamation over the sexual assault charges that were levied against him – and was cleared of by a court of law – announced this week he is also suing his accuser and attorney.

Based on those facts, one can assume that Trevor Bauer will be taking his plea for reinstatement to the legal system.

Many Major League Baseball fans were stunned at the length of Bauer’s suspension.

Bauer, who signed a three-year, $102 million contract with the Dodgers was paid his $38 million salary and signing bonus for 2021 and is scheduled to earn another $32 million this season. If the suspension holds, the Dodgers will not have to pay Bauer for the rest of his contract.