Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer suspended for two seasons after alleged sexual assault

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Major League Baseball suspended Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer on Friday for two seasons after allegedly violating the league’s policy of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The suspension comes after a woman from San Diego alleged that Bauer beat and sexually abused her last year after meeting on social media. Bauer rejects her claim on the “strongest possible”.

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FILE - In this archive image on June 6, 2021, the Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the first round of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta.  Bauer appeared in court Friday, July 23, 2021, to fight the extension of a protection order requested by a woman who says he strangled her to the point where she lost consciousness and beat her under two sexual encounters earlier in the year.

FILE – In this archive image on June 6, 2021, the Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the first round of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta. Bauer appeared in court Friday, July 23, 2021, to fight the extension of a protection order requested by a woman who says he strangled her to the point where she lost consciousness and beat her under two sexual encounters earlier in the year.
(AP Photo / Brynn Anderson, Fil)

The pitcher said he is appealing the decision from MLB.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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