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MLB: Dodgers nix Trevor Bauer giveaway, merchandise sales amid investigation

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have pulled Trevor Bauer bobblehead night from their promotional schedule and removed Bauer merchandise from their online team store.

There also was no Bauer merchandise available Wednesday on MLB.com.

Major League Baseball and police in Pasadena, Calif., are investigating allegations made by a 27-year-old woman that Bauer sexually assaulted her at his Pasadena home. MLB put Bauer on paid seven-day administrative leave last Friday after graphic details from documents pertaining to the woman’s request for a temporary restraining order were released.

“The Dodgers did not feel it was appropriate while investigations continue by Major League Baseball and the Pasadena Police Department,” the Dodgers said in a statement about the cancellation of the promotion and the merchandise removal. “The team will have no further comment at this time.”

Representatives for Bauer, 30, have denied the allegations and said the two engaged in consensual sex.

Manager Dave Roberts said Monday he didn’t expect Bauer back at the expiration of the leave. MLB is expected to ask the players association to sign off on an extension as the investigation continues.

Bauer won the National League Cy Young Award as a member of the Cincinnati Reds last year before signing a three-year, $102 million free agent deal with his hometown Dodgers in February. He is 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 starts for Los Angeles this season.

The Bauer bobblehead giveaway was scheduled for Aug. 19. The Dodgers still have six other bobblehead promotions to come this season, including those to honor franchise legends Fernando Valenzuela and Tommy Lasorda.

–Field Level Media

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