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Trevor Bauer’s MLB grievance hearing to begin May 23

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Dodgers’ RHP Trevor Bauer grievance hearing against MLB will begin May 23, ESPN reported Friday.

Bauer, 31, was suspended for 324 games by MLB on April 29 for violating the league’s domestic violence policy. The two-year ban is the longest suspension since the policy was implemented in 2015 and Bauer is the first player to appeal a suspension under the policy.


Bauer has been charged with sexual assault by a Southern California woman who sought a restraining order after she alleged that Bauer choked, sodomized and repeatedly punched her without her consent during two sexual encounters. last year.

FILE – In this June 6, 2021 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Shortly after his suspension was announced, a Columbus, Ohio woman told the Washington Post that Bauer had choked her without her consent dozens of times during a years-long relationship that debuted in 2013. She became the third woman to make allegations against Bauer. , after another Ohio woman filed for a temporary restraining order against him in June 2020.

Bauer vehemently denied the charges and was not criminally charged when the case was reviewed by the LA County District Attorney’s Office.

“In the strongest possible terms, I deny any violation of the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy,” Bauer wrote in a statement. “I am appealing this action and hope to prevail. As we have done throughout this process, my representatives and I respect the confidentiality of the proceedings.”

Trevor Bauer’s MLB grievance hearing to begin May 23

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

According to ESPN, “A third-party arbitrator hired by both MLB and the MLB Players Association — in this case, Marty Scheinman — will review the findings and preside over a hearing that may see witnesses testify and could span several months.”


Scheinman will have the authority to determine whether Bauer’s suspension will be denied, upheld or reduced. There is no definitive timeline as to how long the grievance process will take, as it can range from several weeks to several months, depending on Scheinman’s availability.

Trevor Bauer’s MLB grievance hearing to begin May 23

Los Angeles Dodgers Trevor Bauer #27 looks on after giving up a hit to Texas Rangers Joey Gallo #13 in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
(Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Bauer last pitched in an MLB game on June 29, 2021, now in the second year of a three-year, $102 million deal he signed last offseason. Bauer appeared to be heading for an All-Star season with Los Angeles in 2021 before the suspension, going 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 107.2 innings pitched. He won the National League’s Cy Young Award in the shortened 60-game COVID-19 season in 2020 with the Reds.

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