NEW YORK (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss the start of the season after his administrative leave was extended through April 16 by Major League Baseball and the players' association.
He was placed on seven days' paid leave last July 2 under the union and MLB's joint domestic violence and sexual assault policy after a woman said he choked her into unconsciousness, punched her repeatedly, and had anal sex with her without her consent during two sexual encounters earlier last year.
Through representatives, Bauer said that everything that happened between the two was "wholly consensual."
Los Angeles prosecutors last month decided not to charge Bauer for allegedly beating and sexually abusing the San Diego woman he met through social media.
"After we finished, on both occasions, we talked briefly, joked around, laughed, and went to sleep," Bauer said.
A judge previously rescinded a restraining order the woman had against Bauer.
The judge said the woman's testimony confirmed Bauer followed the boundaries the woman had set for him during their sexual encounters.