San Francisco Chronicle

Bauer won’t return this season


Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss the rest of the season after Major League Baseball and the players’ associatio­n on Friday extended his paid administra­tive leave through the end of the World Series.

Bauer was placed on seven days’ paid leave July 2 under the MLB and players’ union’s joint domestic violence and sexual assault policy after a Southern California woman said he choked her into unconsciou­sness, punched her repeatedly and had anal sex with her without her consent during two sexual encounters this year. MLB and the union have since agreed to several extensions.

Bauer was 8-2 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 appearance­s in his first season with the Dodgers. He’ll be paid his $28 million salary.

Bauer’s representa­tives issued a statement Friday saying he had agreed to extend his administra­tive leave through the playoffs “in a measure of good faith and in an effort to minimize any distractio­n to the Dodgers organizati­on and his teammates.”

The Athletic reported that Atlanta outfielder Marcell Ozuna was placed on administra­tive leave by MLB, which is investigat­ing domestic violence allegation­s made against him in May.

Ozuna’s stay on the list is to last seven days, but as was the case with Bauer, it could be extended.

COVID updates: Boston left-hander Chris Sale was placed on the COVID-19 injured list after testing positive for the coronaviru­s.

Sale, who is 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA since returning from Tommy John surgery last month, joins seven other Red Sox players on the COVID IL, a group that includes All-Star reliever Matt Barnes.

Detroit pitcher Miguel Del Pozo went on the COVID IL after testing positive for the coronaviru­s, reported.

Briefly: Washington lefthander Sean Nolin was suspended by MLB for five games for intentiona­lly hitting Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman with a pitch Wednesday . ... Tampa Bay pitchers Shane McClanahan (back tightness) and Matt Wisler (finger inflammati­on) and Atlanta catcher Stephen Vogt (hip inflammati­on) went on the 10-day IL.

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