Watch CBS News

Pasadena Police Investigating Dodgers Pitcher Trevor Bauer For Alleged Assault

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Pasadena Police Department Tuesday confirmed it was investigating an allegation that Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer assaulted a San Diego woman on May 16.

San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 28: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws the first pitch in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

The woman's attorney, Marc H. Garelick, said in a statement to CBS Los Angeles that a judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday as "a result of a recent assault that took place at the hands of Mr. Bauer."

Garelick also said that his client "suffered severe physical and emotional pain," and that the goal of the order was to keep Bauer, 30, from contacting our client in any way possible."

"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," Garelick said.

Additional details about the investigation into the 30-year-old Cy Young Award winner were not immediately available.

In a statement to CBS Los Angeles, Bauer's agent, Jon Fetterolf, denied any wrongdoing by his client.

Fetterolf said Bauer and the woman had a "brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship," beginning in April 2021, and said that Bauer had messages received from the woman "repeatedly asking for 'rough' sexual encounters."

According to Fetterolf, the pair met twice at Bauer's Pasadena residence. Fetterolf said the woman left Bauer's residence "without incident" after staying the night, but in the days following said she had "sought medical care for a concussion."

Fetterolf said Bauer "responded with concern and confusion," and the woman was "neither angry nor accusatory," in the exchange. He also said the two have "not corresponded in over a month and have not seen each other in over six weeks."

"Her basis for filing a protection order is nonexistent, fraudulent, and deliberately omits key facts, information, and her own relevant communications," Fetterolf said in the statement. "Any allegations that the pair's encounters were not 100% consensual are baseless, defamatory, and will be refuted to the fullest extent of the law."

The Dodgers said in a statement that the organization was "made aware of the allegations against Trevor Bauer late this afternoon and immediately contacted Major League Baseball, which will be handling this matter."

The statement said the organization takes "any allegations of this nature very seriously," but offered no further comment.

Major League Baseball said it was aware of the report and was "looking into the matter," according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post.

Bauer is in his first season with the Dodgers, posting an 8-5 record. The former UCLA Bruin is the reining National League Cy Young winner, earning the award with the Cincinnati Reds last season.

The case has not been presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.