Judge rules restraining order against Trevor Bauer be dissolved; criminal investigation still ongoing

The temporary restraining order against Trevor Bauer was dissolved on Thursday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. The ruling went against the accuser’s request for the restraining order to be permanent.

I’m no legal scholar, so I’ll let the folks who are (or, at least, understand it a lot better than I do), do the talking here, namely Sheryl Ring, who has done a fantastic job covering the Bauer proceedings this entire week. Read her work over at Beyond the Box Score.

And this might one of the most important takeaways.

The criminal investigation by the Pasadena Police Department and Major League Baseball is still ongoing.

Bauer’s administrative leave expires tomorrow. It’s widely believed that MLB and the MLB Players Association will agree to extend the leave … for the sixth time. At some point, you’d think MLB would come down with a suspension or something definitive, but this is Rob Manfred we’re talking about, so he’ll probably find a way to make the absolute worst decision he can.

We’ll see what happens. But at the risk of getting another lengthy, vaguely threatening email from Bauer’s PR/legal team, I’m going to wrap it up here.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.