Trevor Bauer was placed on “administrative leave” last year, and today, Rob Manfred announced that he has been suspended for 324 games, which is two full MLB season. His suspension was for violating the MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy.
Bauer was accused of assault by Lindsey Hill, but he claimed that the acts were a part of rough, but consensual sex. Bauer has stated that he denies all allegations and will be appealing his suspension:
Bauer is currently 31, and if the suspension is upheld, it means he would not return to baseball until he is 33 years old. Bauer has always been known for his somewhat ridiculous actions both on and off the field, and he has never been quiet about his opinions on, well, anything. It’s safe to assume that his initial comments on Twitter are not the last we will hear from him regarding the matter, even with the “confidentiality of the proceedings.”