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.