MLB extended Bauer's administrative leave to July 27, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Bauer will continue to get paid as the league investigates the various assault allegations against him. There's been no indication of when the investigation will be concluded, but Wednesday's extension of Bauer's administrative leave suggests that day is not particularly close.
Bauer's administrative leave will be extended another seven days by MLB on Friday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The league continues to investigate assault and sexual assault allegations against Bauer, and he'll officially be sidelined through the All-Star break. It's not yet clear when MLB could issue a ruling on the case.
Bauer will not appeal MLB's placing him on administrative leave, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Bauer's agents Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, in a statement Friday, said not appealing will minimize distractions for the Dodgers. There's no set timeline on when the league will issue a ruling on Bauer's case.
Bauer was placed on 7-day administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Manager Dave Roberts said Thursday that the league recommended Bauer remain in line to start as scheduled Sunday, but the right-hander has now been placed on leave while the assault and sexual assault allegations against him continue to be investigated. MLB said in a statement that "no determination in the case has been made," and Bauer's status beyond the initial seven-day window remains unclear.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Bauer would make his next start Sunday in Washington, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Rather than placing Bauer on administrative leave, the Dodgers will allow the right-hander to continue making regular starts while he remains under investigation by Major League Baseball and the Pasadena Police Department for assault allegations. "I'm in the position of following the lead of Major League Baseball," Roberts told the media Thursday. "Their recommendation was for us to -- he was our scheduled starter Sunday, and to move forward and to have him start that game on Sunday. And so for me to try to read into it anymore outside of just following what they had advised me and us to do, I just choose to kind of follow their lead."
The Pasadena Police Department confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating an assault allegation against Bauer from mid-May, Jorge Castillo and Leila Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
An agent for Bauer denied any wrongdoing and said in a statement that any allegations will "be refuted to the fullest extent of the law." Major League Baseball and the Dodgers have been made aware of the allegation, and the league office is examining the situation as the investigation continues.
Bauer (8-5) won Monday's 3-2 game with San Francisco, allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in six innings.
Bauer was spotted an early 2-0 lead and eventually departed after the sixth inning in line for the win, allowing just two runs on LaMonte Wade and Brandon Crawford solo home runs. The Cy Young winner has now gone at least six innings in 10 straight starts and lines up to tentatively face Washington on the road Sunday.
Bauer threw six innings in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to San Diego, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks with 10 strikeouts. He didn't factor into the decision.
Bauer tied his season high with four walks, though none of them came back to hurt the righty as all three runs allowed came on solo homers -- two in the first and one in the seventh. He's now gone over 100 pitches in four straight starts and is sporting a career high 11.4 K/9, though a 3.67 FIP compared to a 2.57 ERA indicates some decline may be ahead.
Bauer (7-5) earned the win over Arizona on Friday, pitching seven scoreless innings during which he allowed three hits and three walks while striking out eight.
The right-hander rebounded from his worst start of the season last weekend against Texas with one of his best, holding the hapless Diamondbacks without a run over seven frames. Bauer continued to demonstrate the durability of his arm -- his 115 pitches Friday upped his MLB lead to 1,587 total pitches on the season, helping him post a league-best 12 quality starts. Bauer also ranks third in the league with 119 strikeouts and has complemented the impressive counting stats with a 2.45 ERA and 0.94 WHIP. His next start is expected to come on the road against the Padres next week.
Bauer (6-5) lost Saturday's 12-1 defeat at the hands of Texas, allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 6.1 innings.
Bauer allowed two runs apiece in the third, fourth and seventh innings to run his total to a season-high six surrendered in addition to a peak 11 baserunners permitted. The poor outing is a blip for the consistent Bauer, whose ERA is still a solid 2.64. He lines up to face Arizona on Friday.
Bauer (6-4) gave up three runs on six hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in six innings, taking the loss Sunday versus Atlanta.
Of the six hits he allowed, three were doubles and two of those knocked in runs. Bauer has put in quality starts in five of his last six starts. The right-hander has a 2.40 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 103:27 K:BB across 82.1 innings this year. He'll try to display better control in his next start, tentatively scheduled for next weekend at home versus Texas.
Bauer (6-3) gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits (three home runs) and a walk while fanning five in Monday's win over the Cardinals.
Bauer might have clinched the win Monday, but it was due more to the run support he received than his dominance on the mound. The three homers he allowed represent a season-worst mark, and he seems to be trending in the wrong direction of late. Over his last two appearances, Bauer has allowed six runs (five earned) with an 8:5 K:BB across 12.2 innings of work. He'll try to bounce back in his next start, scheduled for Sunday against the Braves on the road.
Bauer (5-3) was charged with the loss against Houston on Wednesday, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three.
Bauer wasn't in peak form Wednesday -- his four walks tied a season high and his three strikeouts were easily a season low -- but he gutted out six innings and kept the Dodgers within striking range. The right-hander threw 100 pitches -- only 56 of which were strikes -- and induced 13 swings-and-misses. Bauer has registered three straight quality starts and is tied for the MLB lead with nine such performances this season. He'll carry a superb 2.07 ERA into his next start, which is expected to come at home against the Cardinals early next week.
Bauer (5-2) earned the win over San Francisco on Friday, tossing 6.1 innings and allowing one unearned run on two hits and four walks while striking out 11.
Bauer threw a whopping 126 pitches in the appearance -- the most by any pitcher in MLB this season -- but was dominant throughout the contest and punctuated his outing by striking out the final batter he faced. The right-hander tied his season high with four walks but also notched a season-high 11 strikeouts. Bauer lowered his ERA to 1.98 on the season and now ranks second in the league with 88 punchouts. His next start is projected to be on the road against the Astros on Wednesday.
Bauer's next start will be pushed back a day to Friday at San Francisco, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander originally lined up to start Thursday versus the Diamondbacks, but he'll be pushed back a day after manager Dave Roberts noted it was a move he'd been considering since earlier in the week. Bauer has a 2.20 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 77:14 K:BB over 57.1 innings and will receive an extra day of rest before pitching against the Giants.
Manager Dave Roberts stated Tuesday that the team is considering moving Bauer's next start to Friday versus the Giants, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Bauer lines up to pitch the finale of a three-game set against Arizona on Thursday, but the team may instead prefer to have him open a three-game road series against the first-place Giants on Friday. The right-hander has followed up his Cy Young-winning 2020 campaign with a strong beginning to his tenure with the Dodgers, registering a 2.20 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 77:14 K:BB across 57.1 innings. If his start does get pushed back, Los Angeles is likely to go with a bullpen game Thursday.
Bauer (4-2) earned the win over the Marlins on Saturday, allowing just two hits over seven scoreless innings. He struck out 10 and did not issue a walk.
Bauer is following up his NL Cy Young campaign in stellar fashion, posting a 2.20 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 77:14 K:BB through nine starts in Dodger Blue. His 35.5 percent strikeout rate ranks sixth among qualified starters. Nothing has come of the investigation Major League Baseball started after multiple "suspicious baseballs" were collected during one of Bauer's starts in early April, and at this point it's difficult to imagine anything ever coming of it.
Bauer (3-2) allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nine across six innings, taking the loss to the Angels on Sunday.
Bauer struggled to get through the third inning, issuing two walks and surrendering three hits to allow two runs to score. In the other five innings, he allowed just one single. He is a high-strikeout threat with a 12.0 K/9, which is third-highest in the National League. The 30-year-old has a 2.50 ERA and 0.81 WHIP in 50.1 innings. The only concerning aspect of his game this season is his 1.4 HR/9. His next start is likely to come on the road against Miami next weekend.
Bauer didn't factor into the decision in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. He gave up one run on four hits and four walks while fanning seven across 4.1 innings.
Bauer had quite a few issues with his command and walked a season-high four batters, but he limited the damage to a solo shot by Jason Heyward in the fourth. The right-hander continues to be a strikeout machine this season, having fanned at least seven in all but one of his seven starts. He owns a 58:12 K:BB through 44.1 innings in 2021.
Manager Dave Roberts said the Dodgers will probably treat one of their weekend games against the Angels as a bullpen day, meaning Bauer is unlikely to make a start on short rest Saturday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Bauer will make his first start of the week Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader with the Cubs. The right-hander had been considered a candidate to start Saturday on three days' rest if needed, but instead, Roberts appears comfortable using multiple pitchers to cover the innings that day. Bauer could still end up picking up two starts this week if Roberts elects to use him over Clayton Kershaw -- the starter for Game 1 of Tuesday's twin bill -- in Sunday's series finale with the Angels.
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|06/28||vs SF||W 3-2||1||6.0||8||2||1||8|
|06/23||@ SD||L 3-5||6.0||5||3||4||10|
|06/18||@ ARI||W 3-0||1||7.0||3||0||3||8|
|06/12||vs TEX||L 1-12||1||6.1||9||4||2||8|
|06/06||@ ATL||L 2-4||1||6.0||6||3||4||7|
|05/31||vs STL||W 9-4||1||6.2||5||3||1||5|
|05/26||@ HOU||L 2-5||1||6.0||4||2||4||3|
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