Whereas M.L.B. has usually let the legal course of play out earlier than delivering its personal punishments, a conviction, cost or arrest will not be required for a participant to be suspended. Since M.L.B. and the gamers’ union enacted a coverage in 2015 governing home violence, sexual assault and youngster abuse, 13 gamers have been suspended after investigations, lots of them with out prices, with bans starting from 15 to 162 video games.
M.L.B.’s investigation into Bauer additionally encompasses an incident that got here to mild final month in a Washington Post article that detailed how an Ohio girl had sought a protecting order towards him final 12 months after accusing him of punching and choking her with out consent throughout intercourse. In response to the report, which relied on sealed court docket data and different paperwork, the lady dropped the request six weeks after submitting it and after Bauer’s legal professionals threatened authorized motion. Bauer called the report “a false narrative” and accused the lady of making an attempt extortion.
Bauer, who received the Nationwide League Cy Younger Award in 2020, signed a free-agent deal with the Dodgers, the reigning World Sequence champion, for 3 years and a assured $102 million in the course of the previous low season. He has an 8-5 document and a 2.59 E.R.A. this season for the Dodgers however has not pitched since June 28.
Ozuna Additionally Positioned on Administrative Go away
On Friday, M.L.B. additionally positioned Atlanta Braves star outfielder Marcell Ozuna on a seven-day administrative go away because the league’s investigation into his arrest continues, an M.L.B. official stated.
Ozuna, 30, was arrested in May on prices of aggravated assault strangulation and misdemeanor household violence after officers from the Sandy Spring Police Division in suburban Atlanta stated they witnessed him assault his spouse.
On Thursday, Ozuna entered a pretrial diversion program through which, if he completes the necessities, he may have his prices dropped, in accordance with a report within the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Felony prices towards Ozuna had been dropped however he confronted misdemeanor prices of household violence battery and easy assault.
Ozuna will probably be below supervision for six months as he completes a sequence of necessities, together with 24 weeks of a household violence intervention program and at the very least 200 hours of neighborhood service. The supervision could possibly be decreased to 3 months if he meets the necessities early and has no violent contact together with his spouse.