Major League Baseball commisioner Rob Manfred dropped the hammer this afternoon. MLB has announced that they have suspended Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer 324 games without pay due to his violation of MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.
The suspension is the equivalent of two full seasons and is effective immediately. The Los Angeles County court system declined to press charges following a five-month review into allegations of sexual assault against Bauer, but MLB did an investigation of its own and has elected to hand down the lengthy suspension. He is not credited for days served on suspension while on administrative leave, which means Bauer isn’t eligible to return until April of 2024. Bauer has said he will appeal the decision.
This is the longest player suspension handed down in major league history outside of those that received lifetime bans.
Trevor Bauer receives 324-game suspension for violating MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy after an investigation into allegations of sexual assault pic.twitter.com/QFjGDkUP0X
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 29, 2022