At this point, Bauer has not been charged with any crimes. Thus, he was placed on administrative leave and an extension was announced Tuesday to push that leave into August.
A slow process with Bauer
The Pasadena police continue to investigate and Bauer still has court dates on his schedule in regards to the restraining order against him held by the woman he allegedly assaulted.
Being on administrative leave means Bauer is still being paid his $38 million salary this season. That has plenty of fans angry, but once again, he has not been charged with anything yet. And even if he is not, MLB can still hand down discipline. The likely scenario is all sides see how the hearing plays out first.
This is not the news baseball, and especially Dodgers, fans want to be discussing. But his leave being extended is noteworthy for those curious how MLB is handling the situation. Legal proceedings take time and this was never going to be over in a day.
The next key date is August 2, when the hearing resumes. Bauer can either testify openly, or plead the Fifth Amendment and say nothing.
Regardless, it is hard to fathom a scenario in which he returns to the team. Forget about whether he is actually being charged with anything, because plenty of teammates may not allow him back into the clubhouse.
For now, he remains on paid leave.