For many, it might be a foregone conclusion that Trevor Bauer probably isn’t going to throw another pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Whether it’s the expected impending MLB suspension, the Dodgers eventually cutting ties, or the law having a say in the matter, it’s hard to bet against the reality of the situation.
However, for those out there who believe “due process” will reign supreme, the final, most definitive step in the process is taking shape that will likely decide Bauer’s fate once and for all (not just with the Dodgers, likely for his baseball career and life off the field).
After a 14-week investigation, the Pasadena Police department has submitted its case to the District Attorney’s office, which will now review the information and proceed to file charges or dismiss the case.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s fate will be determined soon.
While some thought Bauer’s side “won” (or at least gained some sort of momentum) because the restraining order originally granted to the alleged victim was denied by a judge last week, all that meant was there was no “supportable” evidence at that juncture to prove Bauer posed an imminent threat to the alleged victim.
That doesn’t mean the assault allegations can’t turn into charges. It also doesn’t acquit Bauer of anything. Everything is still on the table and now it’s up to the DA’s office to determine what comes next.
Given how much longer the process is going to take, however, don’t bet on Bauer throwing another pitch for anyone in 2020.
“The Pasadena Police Department presented the District Attorney’s Office with an extensive amount of information resulting from an investigation that lasted more than three months, which means it might still be a while before Bauer learns if he will be criminally charged,” wrote ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez.
Nonetheless, it’s the closest we’ve been throughout this entire process to the ultimate conclusion and how it will affect his life and baseball career.
Very recently, Bauer broke his silence after an Ohio woman who had a three-year relationship with the pitcher accused him of punching and choking her (which she says was not consensual) during sex as well as making a death threat. He denied all the allegations.
In the court of public opinion, Bauer’s certainly been crucified, but the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office now holds the most influential and informative judgment.