Bauer was given the suspension of 324 games beginning immediately. The suspension is the longest ever handed down under the league's Domestic Violence policy, as reported by The New York Post.
The league stated that Bauer is not allowed to return until the 2024 season. The Dodgers player has been absent for 99 games since his administrative suspension. However, the league has determined that these games won't be counted towards the suspension of 324 games.
2021 was when Bauer was charged with engaging in a sexual assault of a woman. However, he has claimed that his sexual encounters were consensual and he denies any allegations of abuse.
In fact, on Friday, following the league's announcement of the decision of its board, Bauer denied the accusations on the “strongest possible terms.”
“In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the league's domestic violence & sexual assault policy,” said the tweet. “I am appealing this action and expect to prevail. As we have throughout this process, my representatives & I respect the confidentiality of the proceedings.”
Despite the league's actions, even the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office has decided to not pursue charges against Bauer regarding the allegations.
The legal team of Bauer has brought a suit against The Athletic and former MLB reporter Molly Knight for excluding pieces of information from reports on the sexual assault accusations that were filed against him in the last year.
He also sued Deadspin on the same grounds as well as filed a defamation lawsuit against the accuser.