Trevor Bauer

Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer is being investigated for an alleged assault earlier this year. Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

Los Angeles Dodgers star pitcher Trevor Bauer is being investigated by Pasadena (Calif.) police after a woman obtained a temporary protective order following an alleged assault earlier this year, a police spokesman said Tuesday night.

The attorney representing Bauer’s accuser said the woman filed for the order “as a result of a recent assault that took place at the hands of Mr. Bauer where (our client) suffered severe physical and emotional pain.”

“Our goal is to keep Mr. Bauer from contacting our client in any way possible,” the woman’s attorney, Marc Garelick, said in a statement emailed to The Washington Post after TMZ first reported the allegations Tuesday night. “We anticipate there will be criminal action against Mr. Bauer, and it is our hope law enforcement will take our client’s allegations and case seriously.”

Bauer’s attorney, Jon Fetterolf, released a statement denying the allegations as “baseless” and “defamatory” and claimed that any physicality between Bauer and his accuser was part of a “consensual sexual relationship.”

“Mr. Bauer had a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by (his accuser) beginning in April 2021. We have messages that show (his accuser) repeatedly asking for ‘rough’ sexual encounters,” read the statement from Fetterolf, who also serves as Bauer’s agent. “In the days following their second and final encounter, (his accuser) shared photos of herself and indicated that she had sought medical care for a concussion. Mr. Bauer responded with concern and confusion, and (his accuser) was neither angry nor accusatory.”

The statement also claimed Bauer and his accuser had not corresponded nor seen each other in more than a month, and that “her basis for filing a protection order is nonexistent, fraudulent, and deliberately omits key facts, information, and her own relevant communications.”


A league spokesman said Tuesday night that Major League Baseball had just become aware of the allegations against Bauer and was looking into the matter.

Bauer, 30, became the highest-paid player in baseball when the right-hander signed a deal that pays him a single-season record $40 million for the 2021 season.

• The Dodgers transferred infielder Corey Seager to the 60-day injured list on Wednesday.

The move made room for right-hander Bobby Wahl on the 40-man roster.

Seager fractured his right wrist on May 15 against Washington and has missed 40 games since going on the IL the next day. He batted .265 with four homers and 22 RBIs in 37 games before getting hurt. Seager was the MVP of last year’s World Series and NL Championship Series.

INDIANS: Cleveland outfielder Josh Naylor sustained multiple leg fractures and torn ligaments in his violent collision with rookie second baseman Ernie Clement during a game Sunday in Minnesota.


The team said Naylor visited foot and ankle specialist Dr. Mark Berkowitz at the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday. Berkowitz confirmed the diagnosis and scheduled surgery for Friday to address the severe injuries.

A more definitive time frame for Naylor’s recovery will be made after the operation, but he’s likely to miss the rest of 2021.

Naylor’s foot got trapped underneath him after he charged in and slammed into Clement while the teammates tried to catch a fly ball in short right field. Upon impact, Naylor was sent sprawling and his lower leg was bent back awkwardly.

The Indians were visibly shaken by Naylor’s injury, the most serious and one of many to affect Cleveland this season.

FUTURES GAME: St. Louis pitcher Matthew Liberatore, who started twice for the U.S. team that qualified for the Olympics, was among 50 players announced for the All-Star Futures Game at Denver’s Coors Field on July 11.

Liberatore, a 21-year-old left-hander, was 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA in the Baseball Americas tournament in late May and early June. He is 2-4 with a 4.62 ERA in seven starts this season for Triple-A Memphis.


The U.S. Olympic roster will be announced Friday.

Futures rosters include 21-year-old Detroit first baseman Spencer Torkelson, the top pick in the 2020 amateur draft; 22-year-old Miami right-hander Max Meyer, the No. 3 selection in 2020; 21-year-old Seattle outfielder Jarred Kelenic, the sixth overall pick in 2018; and 21-year-old Pittsburgh right-hander Roansy Contreras.

Jeter Downs, the infielder the Red Sox acquired in the Mookie Betts trade, will be the team’s lone representative in the game. Downs is the No. 2 prospect in Boston’s system and the No. 35 prospect in all of baseball, according to The soon-to-be 23-year-old has appeared in 38 games for Triple-A Worcester this year, hitting .243 with seven homers, 16 RBI and a .733 OPS.

Launched in 1999, the Futures Game was contested by U.S. and World teams through 2018, then switched to the AL/NL format in 2019. It was not played in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Futures Game will be followed at Coors Field by the Home Run Derby on July 12 and the All-Star Game on July 13.

METS: Fired New York Mets general manager Jared Porter was suspended by Major League Baseball baseball through at least the end of the 2022 regular season following an investigation that began after a report that he sent sexually explicit text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while he was working for the Chicago Cubs.


Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the discipline Wednesday without saying specifically what the investigation had found.

Porter is a Bowdoin graduate (2003) and played baseball and hockey for the Polar Bears.

“My office has completed its investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct by Jared Porter,” Manfred said in a statement. “Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Porter violated MLB’s policies, and that placement on the ineligible list is warranted.”

Porter is eligible to apply for reinstatement after the final game of the 2022 regular season, a timetable that could allow him to apply for front-office openings that October.

• Reliever Dellin Betances will have surgery on his right shoulder and miss the remainder of the year after pitching just once this season.

Betances gave up one run in one inning against Philadelphia on April 7 and was placed on the 60-day injured list the next day with a right shoulder impingement.

Mets Manager Luis Rojas said that Betances “has been playing with some shoulder pain.” Betances had a 19.24 ERA with two minor league teams in his rehabilitation assignments.

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