Pasadena police probe woman’s assault allegation against Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer

Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer stands on the mound during a game against the San Francisco Giants on May 21.
Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer
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Authorities were looking into an assault allegation against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, Pasadena police said Tuesday.

Lt. Bill Grisafe of the Pasadena Police Department said officials were investigating an allegation from a woman about an incident that allegedly occurred in Pasadena on or about May 16. He said police opened an investigation a few weeks ago and could not provide more information about the allegation. Court records show a woman filed a restraining order against Bauer on Tuesday.

Lt. Carolyn Gordon, who is overseeing the investigation, said police have not yet presented a case to the district attorney’s office.


Jon Fetterolf, an agent for Bauer, denied any wrongdoing by his client. In a statement, he said the assault claim stems from a relationship between Bauer and a woman beginning in April.

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“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,” Fetterolf said.

The woman’s attorney did not respond to messages seeking comment.

Major League Baseball said it was aware of the accusation and was examining it. The Dodgers released a statement Tuesday night.

“The Dodgers were 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 read. “The Dodgers take any allegations of this nature very seriously, but will have no further comment at this time.”

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A Southern California native, the 30-year-old Bauer attended Hart High School in Santa Clarita and UCLA before the Arizona Diamondbacks selected him with the third pick of the 2011 draft. He made his major league debut in 2012.

He won the National League Cy Young Award as the league’s top pitcher last season while with the Cincinnati Reds. The Dodgers then signed him to a three-year, $102-million contract in February, making him one of the highest-paid players in baseball.


Bauer has been one of the top pitchers in the majors this season. He owns an 8-5 record with a 2.59 earned-run average in 17 starts after holding the San Francisco Giants to two runs over six innings Monday at Dodger Stadium. He leads the league in innings (107-2/3) and strikeouts (137). He’s scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Washington Nationals.