On Thursday, July 8th, 2021 Major League Baseball announced that they have extended the administrative leave an additional seven more days for Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting pitcher Trevor Bauer during the investigation into the sexual assault allegations against the troubled ball player. This recent extension handed down by MLB officials was initiated on the last day of Trevor’s original administrative leave. Bauer like all MLB players is guaranteed full compensation as well as service time while the investigation by Major League Baseball is being conducted.

The Sexual Assault Allegations

The Pasadena Police Department are also conducting a separate investigation into Bauer in response to a woman that has accused Trevor of choking her until she was rendered unconscious on several occasions. The sexual assault allegations that she has brought to the attention of the national audience also include Bauer punching her in multiple areas of her body, leaving the women with various injuries requiring a serious hospitalization which ensued shortly after 2 sexual encounters between these two parties that occurred earlier this year.

The second and most recent alleged sexual assault incident filed by the women happened on May 16th, 2021 at Trevor’s home located in Pasadena, California. These accusations are just a part of an official domestic violence restraining order that was initiated in the Los Angeles County Superior Court within the last week or so. Copies of these documents have reportedly been acquired by several major media outlets such as ESPN for example.

According to ESPN, “The restraining order was executed as a temporary ex parte, which can be attained without input from the other party. Bauer’s side plans to deny the account during a hearing scheduled for July 23 (2021), according to his representatives. Last week, those representatives issued a statement denying that Bauer had assaulted the woman, calling the encounters ‘wholly consensual.’”

 Involvement by MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association

Due to the fact that the investigation by Major League Baseball as well as the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) will be a long and thorough process chances are high that the MLB will most likely extend the administrative leave for Bauer again next week and continuously as needed when looking to the future.

If the MLBPA does not grant consent for the possible future extension or extensions then Major League Baseball as well as the Los Angeles Dodgers might have to make the tough decision of allowing Trevor back on the active roster or punishing the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner at that time. The Los Angeles Dodgers have previously expressed that Bauer will most likely not be welcomed back to the team’s active roster following his administrative leave that he is currently serving. All in all, things are looking very bad for Trevor Bauer right now, and I expect in today’s climate that these matters will be punished severely by the various different organizations that are now involved in these serious issues.

Trevor Bauer’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • MLB All – Star (2018)
  • All – MLB First Team (2020)
  • National League Cy Young Award (2020)
  • National League ERA Leader (2020)
  • Golden Spikes Award (2011)

 Media Statements

“We continue to refute [the woman’s] allegations in the strongest possible terms and Mr. Bauer vehemently denies her account of their two meetings. Again, administrative leave is neither a disciplinary action nor does it in any way reflect a finding in the league’s investigation,” Rachel Luba and Jon Fetterolf, Trevor Bauer’s co – agents, expressed to the media on Thursday, July 8th, 2021 through a statement correlating to Major League Baseball’s recent actions involving Bauer’s extended administrative leave of absence.

Current MLB Standings (as of Friday, July 9th, 2021)

American League East

Boston Red Sox                      54 – 34            0 Games Behind

Tampa Bay Rays                    51 – 36            2.5 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays                   44 – 40            8 Games Behind

New York Yankees                44 – 42            9 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles                   28 – 58            25 Games Behind

American League Central

Chicago White Sox                 51 – 35            0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians                   43 – 42            7.5 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers                         40 – 48            12 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins                    36 – 50            15 Games Behind

Kansas City Royals                36 – 51            15.5 Games Behind

American League West

Houston Astros                       54 – 34            0 Games Behind

Oakland Athletics                   50 – 39            4.5 Games Behind

Seattle Mariners                      46 – 42            8 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels                44 – 42            9 Games Behind

Texas Rangers                        34 – 53            19.5 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets                      45 – 38            0 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies               42 – 43            4 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves                        42 – 44            4.5 Games Behind

Washington Nationals             42 – 44            4.5 Games Behind

Miami Marlins                        38 – 48            8.5 Games Behind

National League Central

Milwaukee Brewers                53 – 36            0 Games Behind

Cincinnati Reds                      45 – 42            7 Games Behind

Chicago Cubs                         43 – 45            9.5 Games Behind

St. Louis Cardinals                 43 – 45            9.5 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates                    32 – 54            19.5 Games Behind

National League West

San Francisco Giants              54 – 32            0 Games Behind

Los Angeles Dodgers            54 – 34            1 Games Behind

San Diego Padres                    52 – 38            4 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies                   38 – 50            17 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks          25 – 64            30.5 Games Behind


Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series       

According to Bovada sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Friday, July 9th, 2021. Currently the Los Angeles Dodgers have the overall highest odds to win it all for this exciting 162 game regular season of Major League Baseball in addition to the 2021 MLB playoffs.

Team                                                   Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers                        +350

Houston Astros                                   +575

San Diego Padres                                +700

Chicago White Sox                             +725

New York Mets                                  +900

Boston Red Sox                                  +1000

Milwaukee Brewers                            +1200

Tampa Bay Rays                                +1400

San Francisco Giants                          +1600

New York Yankees                            +1800

Oakland Athletics                               +1800

Toronto Blue Jays                               +2500

Atlanta Braves                                    +4000

Cleveland Indians                               +5500

Washington Nationals                        +5500

Chicago Cubs                                     +6600

Cincinnati Reds                                  +6600

St. Louis Cardinals                             +6600

Los Angeles Angels                            +7000

Philadelphia Phillies                           +7000

Seattle Mariners                                  +10000

Minnesota Twins                                +20000

Kansas City Royals                            +25000

Miami Marlins                                    +25000

Baltimore Orioles                               +100000

Colorado Rockies                               +100000

Detroit Tigers                                     +100000

Pittsburgh Pirates                                +100000

Texas Rangers                                    +100000

Arizona Diamondbacks                      +150000