Trevor Bauer’s teammates reportedly are distancing themselves from the Dodgers pitcher facing sexual assault allegations. “A majority of players do not want [Trevor] Bauer back under any...
Trevor Bauer’s teammates reportedly are distancing themselves from the Dodgers pitcher facing sexual assault allegations.
“A majority of players do not want [Trevor] Bauer back under any circumstances,” Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times reported Sunday, describing Bauer as a “pariah in his own clubhouse.”
Bauer has been on an extended paid administrative leave from the Dodgers since July 2, after a 27-year-old woman accused him of committing several nonconsensual sex acts on two occasions during the spring in Pasadena, Calif.
Bauer has denied the allegations through his agent while his teammates have not yet commented publicly.
The 30-year-old All-Star’s leave is set to expire Tuesday, though it’s likely MLB will announce a third extension as the league’s investigation into the allegations is ongoing. The Pasadena Police Department is also conducting its own investigation.
Bauer appeared at a court hearing Friday in Los Angeles to contest a temporary restraining order issued by the accuser. But the hearing was pushed back to Aug. 2, 3, and 19 after Shawn Holley, Bauer’s attorney, said she had insufficient time to prepare for medical records and exhibits, including witness lists she received recently.
“We came here ready, but ready on what had been presented to us,” Holley said in court, according to The Athletic.
Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman ruled that the restraining order against Bauer will continue throughout the hearing process. The reigning NL Cy Young winner will be required to take the stand during the three-day hearing.
The accuser’s allegations of sexual assault were made public in late June — shortly after she requested a restraining order against Bauer. The court order, reviewed by The Post, was initially enforced on June 28.
Bauer is in the first year of a three-year, $102 million contract with the Dodgers.
This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Jenna Lemoncelli