Dodgers: Trevor Bauer targeted by assault allegations (MLB)
LOS ANGELES – Police are investigating an allegation of assault against Trevor Bauer of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
A lawyer for the accuser said the woman obtained a protection order.
Major League Baseball is also studying the case.
« The Dodgers were made aware of the allegations against Trevor Bauer late in the afternoon and immediately contacted MLB, which will take care of this matter, » the team said in a statement Tuesday night.
“The Dodgers take any allegation of this nature very seriously, but will have no further comment at this time. «
The order of protection results from an « assault which took place at the hands of Mr. Bauer » where the woman « suffered severe physical and emotional pain », according to the lawyer Marc Garelick.
Pasadena Police spokesman Lt. Bill Grisafe confirmed the department is investigating assault charges involving Bauer, but provided no further details.
TMZ, who first reported the story, said Bauer lives in Pasadena.
Jon Fetterolf, one of Bauer’s agents, disputed allegations that Bauer committed non-consensual violence.
He said Bauer met the woman in April and that the two had « a brief, fully consensual sexual relationship initiated » by the woman.
“(The basics) for filing a protection order are nonexistent, fraudulent, and deliberately omit key facts, information and its own relevant communications,” Fetterolf said.
“Any allegations that the couple’s dating was not 100% consensual are baseless, defamatory and will be refuted to the fullest extent of the law. «
Fetterolf added that the woman repeatedly asked for « hard » sex, demanding to be « choked » and slapped.
Fetterolf claimed that Bauer and the woman remained friendly in texts after their meetings.
The lawyer said Bauer became worried and confused after the woman told him she had seen a doctor for a concussion, days after their second and last meeting.
Bauer and the woman haven’t corresponded for over a month and haven’t seen each other for six weeks, Fetterolf said.
Bauer joined the Dodgers earlier this year, agreeing to a three-year, $ 102 million contract. He won the Cy Young National with Cincinnati last year. This season, Bauer is 8-5 with a 2.59 average.