Former Dodger Dave Stewart livid about team’s handling of Trevor Bauer case
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Pitching fantastic Dave Stewart, livid about the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rejection to discipline starter Trevor Bauer till Big league Baseball put him on administrative leave on Friday, has actually notified group authorities he will not attend their 40th World Series champion anniversary.
Bauer was offered a short-term limiting order recently after it was asked for by a 27-year-old female who has actually informed authorities in Pasadena, California that she was raped and attacked by Bauer previously this season. No charges have actually been field as he stays under criminal examination.
Bauer, through his lawyer Jon Fetterolf, has actually rejected the accusations.
“The company isn’t what it was when we came through,’’ Stewart, a novice relief pitcher on the 1981 World Series group, informed U.S.A. TODAY Sports. “The Dodgers company that I matured in under the O’Malley household would never ever represent that. The Dodgers need to have stepped up because scenario, and they didn’t. You’ve got to have character requirements.
“I informed them, ‘I can’t appear for that.’ “
When Stewart informed the Dodgers he won’t be attending the July 25 celebration, he said he received an e-mail that read: “The team and the Players Associations support the player until he’s guilty.’’
Stewart said he responded in all caps: “HE BROKE THE UNWRITTEN RULE ON HOW YOU SHOULD TREAT WOMEN!”
Stewart, 64, who matured with 6 siblings, stated he was frightened when he saw images from the short-lived limiting order demand sent by the female that reveal her with 2 shiners, a terribly scratched face, a bloody lip and inflamed jaw.
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The short-lived limiting order demand was submitted Tuesday, the file went public Wednesday and the Dodgers revealed Thursday that Bauer would pitch as arranged Sunday versus the Washington Nationals.
On Friday, MLB put Bauer on a paid seven-day administrative leave. MLB is anticipated to send a demand to the Big league Baseball Players Association to extend the leave an extra 7 days under the regards to the Collective Bargaining Contract.
The Dodgers state they were waiting for MLB to decide, however Stewart stated the Dodgers need to have acted initially and suspended Bauer. There is current precedent for such action. Cleveland put beginning pitchers Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac on the limited list in August when they broke group guidelines by leaving their hotel and running the risk of direct exposure to the COVID-19 infection. The Washington Nationals suspended closer Jonathan Papelbon for 4 video games for beginning a battle with outfielder Bryce Harper in 2015.
“The Dodgers let MLB impose the leave of lack,’’ Stewart stated, “however in my viewpoint, you don’t require to await MLB to inform you what to do. Why are you putting your hands on a female that method? He attempts to state it was consensual, however what sort of individual would ever do that?”
Fetterolf said in a statement last week that encounters Bauer had with the woman were “completely consensual.”
“Her basis for submitting a defense order is nonexistent, deceptive, and intentionally leaves out essential realities, info, and her own appropriate interactions,” Fetterolf said. “Any accusations that the set’s encounters were not 100% consensual are unwarranted, defamatory, and will be refuted to the maximum level of the law.”
A hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court is scheduled for July 23 at which point Bauer can formally dispute the allegations.
Pasadena police have been investigating the case for six weeks, and told USA TODAY Sports on Friday the investigation is “bigger than we thought,” according to Lt. Carolyn Gordon.
Bauer, 30, signed a three-year, $102 million totally free representative agreement in February with the Dodgers, and is the highest-paid gamer in baseball this year with his $40 million assurance. He will be paid as long as he’s under administrative leave, however not if he is suspended by MLB.
“I understand they owe him a great deal of cash, however the best thing is to distance yourself from that man,” Stewart said. “I don’t desire him in my clubhouse. If you’re a colleague, you can’t support him. And if you’re a colleague supporting him, what are you representing?
“If it wasn’t for his agreement, he’d be gone. However even with the cash they owe him, you can’t permit him to carry out for you and imitate absolutely nothing occurred. You simply can’t.”
Stewart says he discussed his reason for not attending the ceremony with only a few of his closest friends. Former teammate Davey Lopes isn’t going to the ceremony either, but for a myriad of reasons. Stewart isn’t trying to discourage anyone else from going, but in his heart, knows he can’t step into Dodger Stadium and represent the organization.
“I was really looking forward to it, too,’’ said Stewart, a three-time World Series champion and four-time 20-game winner, who later became a pitching coach for the San Diego Padres and general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. “It would have been great to see all of my former teammates from my first World Series team. And although Tommy Lasorda wouldn’t have been there, it would have been great to hear his name, and see what they’ll do for him.
“It was an honor to play for the Dodgers. It was such a special organization. I mean, families were always allowed to fly on the team plane. Kids were running around the clubhouse like it was Disneyland. That was the Dodger tradition. They stood for character.”
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