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MLB extends Trevor Bauer’s leave as assault investigations continue

Major League Baseball on Thursday extended Trevor Bauer’s leave past its original seven-day term as MLB and police investigations into an alleged assault continue.

In a statement, MLB’s said that “with the agreement of the Players Association” Bauer’s administrative leave would be extended for an additional seven days, effective Friday. 

Bauer, 30, was originally placed on administrative leave by MLB on July 2, after which the Pasadena Police Department told USA TODAY Sports that their investigation of a woman’s allegations that Bauer sexually assaulted her was “bigger than we thought.” 

Per terms of MLB and the MLB Players’ Association’s joint domestic violence policy, that leave was extended Thursday, capping a week in which the Dodgers canceled a bobblehead night honoring Bauer and pulled his merchandise from online and stadium stores. 

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