Trevor Bauer banned for 2 season by MLB

MLB Announced A 324-Game Suspension For Los Angeles Pitcher Trevor Bauer On Friday, Equal To 2 Full Seasons & By Far The Most Severe Punishment Handed Out Under The Sport's Domestic Violence Policy.

Bauer Promptly Released A Statement Announcing He Was Appealing The Suspension, Thus Becoming The First Player To Appeal Punishment Through MLB's Domestic Violence Policy.

"In The Strongest Possible Terms, I Deny Committing Any Violation Of The League's Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault Policy," Bauer's Statement Read.

"I Am Appealing This Action And Expect To Prevail. As We Have Throughout This Process, My Representatives And I Respect The Confidentiality Of The Proceedings."

Bauer Was Accused Of Sexual Assault By San Diego Woman Who Requested A Restraining Order & Essentially Alleged That He Took Consensual Rough Sex Far Over The Course Of 2 Encounters Last April & May.

An L.A. Judge Denied The Woman A Permanent Restraining Order In August, And The L.A. County District Attorney's Office Declined To File Criminal Charges In February.

The Washington Post Published An Interview With Woman From Columbus, Ohio, Who Accused The Pitcher Of Choking Her Unconscious Without Her Consent Many Times During Their Long Sexual Relationship.

She Is The Third Known Woman To Accuse Bauer Of Sexual Assault, And Spoke With MLB As Part Of Its Investigation Into Bauer's Conduct Before The League Issued Its Discipline.

Bauer Joined The Dodgers On A Three-Year, $102 Million Contract In February 2021, On The Heels Of Winning The National League Cy Young Award During The COVID-19-Shortened 2020 Season. 

He Spent The 81 Regular-Season Games On Leave & Additional 18 To Begin The 2022 Season. But His 324-Game Suspension Doesn't Begin Until Friday, Meaning He Doesn't Get Credit For last Time Served.

Bauer's Suspension, If It Holds Through The Appeal Process, Would Last Until The 19th Game Of The 2024 Season, By Which Point His Three-Year Contract With The Dodgers Will Have Expired.

The Dodgers Will Not Be Paying Bauer, Who Lose Around $28M This & $32M Next Year. While He Is Suspended, He Will Not Report To The Team Unless An Arbitrator Rules That His Appeal Is Successful.

MLB Announced The Suspension With A Short Statement, "In Accordance With The Terms Of The Policy, The Commissioner's Office Will Not Issue Any Further Statements At This Point In Time."

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