Source: MLB and Union extend Bauer’s license

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Source: MLB and Union extend Bauer's license

Major League Baseball and the Players Association on Thursday extended the administrative leave of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for another week, through April 29, said a person familiar with the proceedings who spoke on condition of anonymity due to because the advertisement has not been authorised.

Bauer was placed on administrative leave July 2 under a joint MLB-union domestic violence and sexual assault policy after a Southern California woman said the player strangled her unconscious, punched her repeatedly and sodomized her without her consent during two sexual encounters early last year.

MLB and the MLBPA have agreed to 13 extensions since then.

Bauer’s agents, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, have repeatedly indicated that administrative leave is not a disciplinary action. Bauer continues to receive his $32 million salary.

Bauer last pitched on June 29. He went 8-2 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 appearances in his first year with the Dodgers.

Los Angeles prosecutors decided in February not to file formal charges against Bauer for allegedly beating and sexually abusing the San Diego woman, whom he met through social media.

Prosecutors were unable to prove the woman’s allegations beyond a reasonable doubt, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said in a document that was included in the investigation.

Following the decision, Bauer vehemently denied that he molested the woman in a seven-minute video posted on YouTube.

The Associated Press does not usually identify people who say they have been victims of sexual violence.

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