Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer's administrative leave extended again by MLB

Shawn Holley is one of Trevor Bauer’s lawyers and he speaks to the media following the judge's rejection of a woman's request to have a permanent restraining or. (0:23).
Major League Baseball extended Trevor Bauer's administrative leaves for an eighth consecutive week, according to a league official. This was disclosed to ESPN's Alden Gonzal. The leave will continue through September 10.

A woman has accused the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher of sexual assault. She claims that Bauer choked her unconscious, sexually abused her without her consent, and punched her throughout her body during two sexual encounters at Pasadena, California on April 22nd and May 16 leaving her with serious injuries that required medical attention.

The Pasadena Police Department concluded their investigation into the assault allegations, and handed the case over the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

The District Attorney's Office will decide whether or not to proceed with the case.

In June, the woman sought a temporary restraining or against Bauer. But, last month, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied her request for a permanent order. He ruled that Bauer didn't pose a continuous threat to the woman and that her injuries weren't the result of anything she didn’t verbally consent during what Bauer's legal team called consensual raw sex.

The encounters were initially mutual, including a request for Bauer to choke her unconscious. However, the woman stated in lengthy testimony that Bauer had gone too far.

Bauer, who is still being paid while on administrative leaves, has not pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers in June 28th and has not 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 MLB player in 2021, excluding endorsements. His salary is close to $40 million.

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 She also claimed that Bauer filed a petition for a restraining orders last summer but it was withdrawn six weeks later.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

This report was based on information from ESPN's Alden Gonzales.