By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Author
NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Bauer’s arbitration enchantment of his unprecedented two-year suspension beneath Main League Baseball’s home violence coverage has been scheduled to start out Might 23, an individual aware of the listening to informed The Related Press.
The particular person spoke Friday on situation of anonymity as a result of the date was not introduced.
The enchantment might be heard by a three-person panel chaired by unbiased arbitrator Martin Scheinman. It’s going to embody one consultant every from MLB and the gamers’ affiliation.
Bauer was suspended by Commissioner Rob Manfred on April 29, a penalty that if unchanged will value the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher simply over $60 million of his $102 million, three-year contract. Bauer instantly mentioned he would problem it.
A San Diego girl, whom the pitcher had met via social media, has alleged Bauer beat and sexually abused her final yr. She later sought however was denied a restraining order. Los Angeles prosecutors mentioned in February there was inadequate proof to show the lady’s accusations past an inexpensive doubt.
Bauer, who hasn’t performed because the allegations surfaced final summer season and MLB started investigating, repeatedly has mentioned that all the things that occurred between the 2 was consensual.
Bauer additionally has sued the lady in federal court docket, a transfer that got here lower than three months after prosecutors determined to not file prison fees in opposition to him.
The lawsuit mentioned “the harm to Mr. Bauer has been excessive” after the lady alleged that he choked her into unconsciousness, punched her repeatedly and had anal intercourse along with her with out her consent throughout two sexual encounters final yr.
The pitcher has mentioned the 2 engaged in tough intercourse at his Pasadena house at her suggestion and adopted tips they agreed to prematurely. Every encounter ended with them joking and her spending the evening, he mentioned.
Two girls from Ohio even have accused him of sexual misconduct.
Bauer’s representatives have mentioned the primary Ohio girl’s allegation is “categorically false.” Bauer has mentioned he had a “informal and wholly consensual sexual relationship from 2013-2018” with the opposite Ohio girl and that none of their encounters “ever concerned a single non-consensual, not to mention unlawful, act.”
After profitable his first Cy Younger with the Cincinnati Reds in 2020, Bauer agreed to affix his hometown Dodgers. He didn’t pitch after June 29 after being positioned on administrative depart and completed with an 8-2 file and a 2.59 ERA in 17 appearances.
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