Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has administrative leave extended to July 27 as assault investigation continues

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Major League Baseball, which continues to investigate allegations of sexual assault against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, extended his administrative leave to July 27, two officials with direct knowledge of the decision told USA TODAY Sports.

The persons spoke on the condition of anonymity since MLB and the players union have yet to make an official announcement.

This is the second time that Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended. He was originally placed on administrative leave July 2 for seven days, which was extended for another week. The extension could not be made without approval of the Major League Baseball Players Association.

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Trevor Bauer has an 8-5 record with a 2.59 ERA this season with the Dodgers.
Trevor Bauer has an 8-5 record with a 2.59 ERA this season with the Dodgers.

Bauer is under a temporary restraining order after a San Diego woman accused him of sexual assault. The allegations are being investigated by the Pasadena (Calif.) Police Department, and it's possible that Bauer could face criminal charges.

The woman accused Bauer of punching multiple parts of her body, including the side of the head, and choking her with her hair to the point that she lost consciousness. She also claims Bauer had anal sex with her without her consent.

Bauer, according to his co-agent Jon Fetterolf, claimed that the two sexual encounters between him and the woman were consensual.

Bauer is scheduled to formally respond to the allegations at a July 23 hearing in which a judge will determine if the restraining order should be upheld.

Bauer, who signed a three-year, $102 million free-agent contract in February with the Dodgers, paying him $40 million this season, will continue to be paid during the administrative leave.

If Bauer is suspended by MLB, the Dodgers no longer will be required to pay him during the duration of the suspension.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trevor Bauer's administrative leave extended to July 27 by MLB