Jorge Sedano asks why Trevor Bauer wasn't placed on administrative leave by the Dodgers before MLB intervened. (2:21).
Manager Dave Roberts stated that Trevor Bauer, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, is not expected to return immediately to the team after his seven-day paid administrative vacation ends Friday.
Roberts stated Monday that he didn't believe it would happen, before a four-game series against the Miami Marlins.
Bauer faces allegations of sexual assault and was placed on leave Friday by MLB. He had to miss his scheduled start against Washington Nationals on July Fourth.
Bauer, who has denied the allegations on his side, declined to appeal MLB’s decision.
Administrative leave is not considered to be a suspension. The player still receives his full salary, despite not being on the active roster.
With the consent of MLBPA, MLB can request a seven-day extension. This would allow Bauer to remain on the field during the All-Star break and give the MLBPA more time for ongoing investigations.
A woman has accused Bauer of choking her to death, punching her in the body, and leaving her with injuries that required her hospitalization. The allegations were made in a domestic violence restraining or, which was filed in L.A. County Superior Court on Wednesday. ESPN obtained copies of the order.
The Pasadena Police Department is also investigating Bauer's criminal case. The case will be forwarded to the Pasadena District Attorney's Office.
Indefinite leave has been used in multiple instances by MLB players who are under criminal investigation. This is to allow for the resolution of legal issues and to allow baseball to move forward with its investigations.