Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has administrative leave extended as case handed over to district attorney

Pasadena Police Department concluded their investigation into Trevor Bauer's assault allegations and handed the case over to Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Lt. Carolyn Gordon spoke to ESPN on Friday.
The District Attorney's Office will decide whether or not to proceed with the case.

Major League Baseball granted Bauer an administrative leave for an additional week earlier Friday. The leave will continue through September 3.

A woman obtained a temporary restraining injunction against Bauer in June and has now accused him of sexual assault. The woman claimed that Bauer had choked her multiple times, sodomized and punched her throughout her body during two sexual encounters at her Pasadena, California home on April 22nd and May 16 leaving her with serious injuries that required medical attention.

After a four-day hearing, the Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied the woman's request to a permanent restraining or temporary restraining order. He ruled that Bauer didn't pose a continuous threat and that her injuries weren't the result of anything that she didn't verbally consent during the "consensual rough" sex.

The encounters were initially mutually agreed upon by the woman, including a request to be choked unconscious as shown in messages between Bauer and her. However, Bauer claimed that she took it too far during lengthy testimony.

Bauer, who is still being paid for his administrative leave has not pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the past 28 days and hasn’t been with the team since July 2, when MLB began its investigation. MLB requires that Bauer consent to any extension of his administrative leave. This is only after the District Attorney's Office has decided on possible charges.

Bauer, the 2020 National League Cy Young Award Winner with the Cincinnati Reds is the highest-paid player with a salary of nearly $40 million.

The District Attorney's Office was presented with extensive information by the Pasadena Police Department. This means that it could still take some time before Bauer knows if he will face criminal charges.

The Washington Post published an Aug. 14 story in which Bauer was accused of punching and choked her during their three-year relationship. She also claimed that Bauer filed a petition for restraining orders last summer but it was withdrawn six weeks later.

Bauer's lawyers called the woman's claims "categorically false" but have strongly denied the recent assault allegations.