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, MLive.com 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.