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Trevor Bauer accuser provides graphic details and photos of alleged assault

Trevor Bauer

The woman accusing Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of assault provided photo evidence and graphic details in a 67-page document filed as part of a restraining order.

The document, obtained by Brittany Ghiroli and Katie Strang of The Athletic, includes allegations of two separate assaults, and the woman alleged that Bauer strangled her to the point of losing consciousness multiple times. She adds that the encounters, which began consensually, also included Bauer punching her in the face, vagina, and buttocks, and also sticking his fingers down her throat. In one of the incidents, she alleges that Bauer penetrated her anally while she was unconscious, which she never consented to.

Medical notes provided also state that the woman suffered “significant head and facial trauma.” A hearing is scheduled for July 23 to give Bauer and his camp the opportunity to respond to the allegations.

“I agreed to have consensual sex; however, I did not agree or consent to what he did next,” the woman says. “I did not agree to be sexually assaulted.”

The report from The Athletic contains a number of other graphic details. There are also descriptors of the photos, which depict the woman with a visibly bruised and swollen face, a bloody lip, scratches to her face, and a swollen jaw. Also presented to the court is her account of a recorded conversation she had with Bauer with the assistance of the Pasadena Police Department in which Bauer admitted to repeatedly punching her in the buttocks before trying to change the topic when she stated she had not consented to that.

Bauer, the reigning NL Cy Young winner, has denied the allegations. Bauer’s attorney says they have messages proving the encounters were wholly consensual. They also say that the woman reached out to Bauer seeking “rough sex” and to be choked out by him.

“Mr. Bauer had a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by [the woman] beginning in April 2021,” Bauer’s agent said in a statement. “We have messages that show [the woman] repeatedly asking for ‘rough’ sexual encounters involving requests to be ‘choked out’ and slapped in the face. In both of their encounters, [the woman] drove from San Diego to Mr. Bauer’s residence in Pasadena, Calif. where she went on to dictate what she wanted from him sexually and he did what was asked. Following each of her only two meetings with Mr. Bauer, [the woman] spent the night and left without incident, continuing to message Mr. Bauer with friendly and flirtatious banter. In the days following their second and final encounter, [the woman] shared photos of herself and indicated that she had sought medical care for a concussion. Mr. Bauer responded with concern and confusion, and [the woman] was neither angry nor accusatory.

“Mr. Bauer and [the woman] 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. 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 have confirmed they are aware of the allegations. MLB is currently investigating.

Update: You can see the purported text messages exchanged between Bauer and the woman here.

Noah Syndergaard throws shade at Trevor Bauer over allegation

Noah Syndergaard

Trevor Bauer is being investigated by police over an alleged domestic assault, which is obviously a very serious issue. That didn’t stop Noah Syndergaard from taking a shot at his fellow pitcher.

TMZ reported on Tuesday that a woman was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order after she claims she was assaulted by Bauer. Police in Pasadena, Calif., are investigating the incident. When Syndergaard caught word of the news, he took a shot at Bauer on Twitter.

Syndergaard started a book club back in January called “Noah’s Book Club.”

Bauer said through his agent that he is innocent. He claims the allegation stems from a rough, consensual sexual encounter he had with the alleged victim after meeting her online. The case is expected to be sent to the district attorney to determine if charges will be filed.

Syndergaard and Bauer have gone at it on Twitter in the past, but the New York Mets star was criticized for trolling Bauer over the assault allegation. Many felt the matter is too serious for Syndergaard to be making jokes.

Trevor Bauer investigated by police for alleged assault

Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer is being investigated by police in Pasadena, Calif. over an alleged assault, but the pitcher denies the charge.

According to TMZ, the alleged victim was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order on Tuesday. Police are investigating the assault allegation, and Bauer is cooperating with the investigation.

TMZ reports Bauer claims the allegation stems from rough, consensual sex with a woman he met online. The two reportedly hooked up twice.

The woman’s attorney says she suffered “severe physical and emotional pain” from the incident. The attorney expects charges to be filed.

Bauer’s attorney responded with a statement. The attorney said the woman sought out Bauer and requested “rough” sexual encounters, including being “choked out.” Bauer reportedly has messages proving this. The attorney also says the woman claimed after their second encounter that she was checked for a concussion.

TMZ says the case is likely to be sent to the district attorney to determine if charges will be filed.

Bauer is in his first season with the Los Angeles Dodgers after signing a 3-year, $102 million deal with the team. He won the NL Cy Young Award during the shortened season last year while pitching for the Cincinnati Reds.

Video: Angel Hernandez gave Trevor Bauer a very generous strike three call

Angel Hernandez pitch

There’s nothing for a pitcher like the confidence of having Angel Hernandez as your umpire.

Hernandez was the home plate umpire in Monday night’s Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game. In the top of the first inning, he aided Trevor Bauer by giving him a generous outside corner. Take a look at the strike three call he made on this breaking ball off the plate against Buster Posey.

The pitch was outside by a few inches, but Hernandez apparently didn’t realize that.

Hernandez is notorious for his bad calls. He often trends on social media for his bad calls, such as on Monday night and in this video from April.

Video: Trevor Bauer busts out the Vince McMahon strut against Padres

Trevor Bauer strut

Trevor Bauer has had a great time going back-and-forth with the San Diego Padres all season long, and that continued on Wednesday.

Bauer was starting for his Los Angeles Dodgers against the Padres and got two big strikeouts to end the fifth and keep the game tied at two. He struck out Fernando Tatis Jr. and then Jake Cronenworth.

After getting the final out of the inning, Bauer did the Vince McMahon strut.

Some people also call the strut the Conor McGregor, because the MMA fighter did the same thing. But McGregor was merely popularizing what McMahon did first.

You know Bauer must have really been feeling it to do that in a tie game. He knows the Padres pay attention to what he does and that they could be motivated by it. Some of their players have even used his celebrations against him.

But that is part of the game and part of the fun for Bauer, who amassed nine strikeouts in five innings.

Trevor Bauer seemed to have a lot of sunscreen on his forearms during his start

Trevor Bauer sunscreen forearms

Trevor Bauer seemed to be going heavy on the sunscreen for his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.

Bauer had an excellent outing, throwing seven scoreless in his Los Angeles Dodgers’ 3-0 win. He allowed just three hits and three walks while striking out eight.

What was noticeable while watching him on the mound was the amount of sunscreen Bauer appeared to have on his forearms. Similarly, his face was lathered up.

Bauer also seemed to be well-protected against the sun in his June 12 outing at home against the Texas Rangers.

By comparison, in his start against the Giants on May 21, Bauer did not seem to have as much whiteness on his forearms.

MLB is getting ready to enforce foreign substance rules. Bauer has been asking MLB to address the matter for a while. Sunscreen is a commonly-used substance pitchers have used to help gain a grip on the ball. However, that’s not a substance players are supposed to be using; only rosin is allowed. Maybe Bauer was just going very heavy on the rosin.

Trevor Bauer criticizes MLB for midseason crackdown on foreign substances

Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer thinks MLB’s crackdown on foreign substances to create a more fair playing field is a good thing. However, he has a problem with the timing of the crackdown.

Bauer tweeted about MLB’s crackdown on Tuesday in response to Tyler Glasnow blaming the change for his arm injury. Bauer agreed with Glasnow’s criticism of the timing of the change.

Bauer says MLB’s biggest error was lying to teams and players by saying no big changes would be made this year, only to change things midseason.

“Actively encouraged players to continue playing how that have in the past, that’s a lie. There’s no integrity in that. So save it with the competitive integrity bulls— @mlb. All you care about is the bottom line of the business, and public perception negatively affecting it,” Bauer wrote, edited for profanity.

Bauer also thinks that enforcing the rules will prove to be difficult for umpires.

Bauer has spoken publicly multiple times about the foreign substances issue facing MLB. The 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner recently challenged the league to enforce its rules.

Trevor Bauer challenges MLB to enforce rules on foreign substances

Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer has heard enough talk about enforcing MLB rules on pitchers using foreign substances. Now he wants action.

Bauer, who has long been a critic of MLB’s blind eye to foreign substance use, responded Sunday to the league’s pledge to crack down on the practice in the coming months. Bauer questioned why the rules haven’t been enforced before this, questioned what the rule even was, and told MLB to either enforce whatever rules there are or stop pretending it isn’t happening.

“No one knows what the rules are right now currently including MLB and the commissioner,” Bauer said Sunday, via Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. “It’d be nice as players to know what rules we’re competing by, and what rules are going to be enforced. As everyone knows now, a rule that’s written down that isn’t ever enforced is not a rule.

“Let everyone be on a fair playing field. So if you’re gonna enforce it, then enforce it. And if you’re not then stop sweeping it under the rug, which is what they’ve done for four years now. I’d just like to see everyone be able to compete on a fair playing field so we can see who the best players are and who the best team is according to the given rules and the given enforcement of the rules.”

We’ve heard some of what the league plans to do to stop foreign substance use. Bauer is right, however, that clarification on what the rule is and what is permissible and not permissible would be a good idea. Players shouldn’t be able to claim ignorance of that going forward.

Bauer’s requests seem reasonable. As someone who is no stranger to calling out the league, you can bet that if he doesn’t like what MLB comes up with, they’ll hear about it from him.

Trevor Bauer responds after Mauricio Dubon uses his sword celebration

Mauricio Dubon sword

Trevor Bauer responded on Twitter Sunday after Mauricio Dubon used his sword celebration during the San Francisco Giants’ 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dubon homered in the first off of Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw. As he got to home plate, he did the Bauer sword celebration:

Bauer was messing around with some different moves this season, including the sword. He also got mocked by Fernando Tatis Jr. in April with a one-eye celebration.

Bauer referenced the Tatis and Dubon incidents on Twitter Sunday. He noted how Dubon used the sword celebration after homering off Kershaw rather than him.

Yeah, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense from Dubon. But it does amplify the point that if one team has a player who taunts, it puts heat on the whole team. Maybe that’s a takeaway Bauer should have and learn.

Ex-All Star trolls Trevor Bauer over fan taunting

Trevor Bauer boos

One former MLB All-Star isn’t particularly impressed with Trevor Bauer’s reaction to boos from San Francisco Giants fans.

Bauer played to the boos as he was removed from Friday’s start in San Francisco. While many were entertained by the antics, former Angels pitcher Jered Weaver made clear that he didn’t think Bauer’s victory lap was justified considering how inefficient his pitch count was.

Ultimately, Bauer’s reaction wasn’t really about how well he pitched or not. It had more to do with trying to be entertaining, something Bauer has talked about in the past.

Bauer did strike out 11 and ended up getting the win. It’s not as if he pitched badly. Still, some people with an old-school mentality like Weaver just aren’t going to be on board with this.