Urías accepted his 20-game suspension and apologized for what he known as “inappropriate conduct.” Bauer grew to become the primary participant to problem a suspension beneath the coverage and wrote: “In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the league’s domestic violence & sexual assault policy.”
Commissioner Rob Manfred and an impartial arbitrator — collectively chosen by the league and the union — examined the league’s proof individually. Each males decided Bauer had violated the coverage and will obtain the longest suspension ever levied beneath that coverage. Bauer’s case is the one one with a couple of publicly recognized accuser; two Ohio ladies made related allegations to the Washington Put up and the league thought of these as nicely.
Manfred issued a 324-game suspension, which might have prolonged into the 2024 season. The arbitrator decreased that to 194 video games and allowed Bauer to return straight away.
Bauer says he has carried out nothing improper, so an apology seemingly wouldn’t be forthcoming. The Dodgers might ask him to be reflective in a roundabout way, maybe to pledge to enhance on what he stated on video had been “poor choices” he had made “in regards to the people I have chosen to associate with.”
On the day the Dodgers launched Bauer in 2021, he and Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman stated Bauer had realized from what every known as “mistakes” amid allegations of utilizing social media to harass ladies, unfold conspiracy theories and use insensitive language.
Additionally, workforce executives unfold phrase the Dodgers didn’t intend to pursue Carlos Correa, partially, for worry of a sharply divided response among the many fan base due to his function within the Astros dishonest scandal. The identical executives must take into account whether or not to endorse the return of Bauer regardless of a sharply divided response among the many fan base.