The L.A. District Attorney’s Office declined to file criminal charges against Dodger Pitcher Trevor Bauer, Tuesday, months after the player being accused of sexual assault.

Documents from the District Attorney’s Office stated that after reviewing all the available evidence, there was not enough to “prove the relevant charges beyond reasonable doubt.”

Pasadena PD concluded its investigation on Aug. 27, handing its finding to the L.A. District Attorney’s Office for review.

A temporary restraining order was first placed on Bauer June 29, 2021, after an Ohio woman accused the pitcher of punching her in the face, buttocks and vagina, as well as choking her to the point of losing consciousness, according to reports from the Athletic.

Bauer has not seen the field since his June 28 start against the San Francisco Giants and was officially placed on administrative leave by the Dodgers on July 2, continually extending it throughout the season.

The District Attorney’s decision means that Bauer may return for the Dodgers, but his future with the team will now depend on both a Major League Baseball (MLB) decision and possibly a team decision.

Major League Baseball responded to the Bauer news by saying the “investigation is ongoing, and we will comment further at the appropriate time.”

On October 7, 2021, Bauer spoke on the allegations against him for the first time, releasing a video on his YouTube channel and saying the allegations were misleading.

“I look forward to speaking about the false and materially misleading allegations in the future,” Bauer said through his personal YouTube account. “One legal matter has been resolved. The judge’s legal detailed decision is available and it speaks for itself.”

The Dodgers signed Bauer to a three-year, $102 million contract before the 2021 season, making him the highest paid player, per year, at the time.

LA Weekly