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Ohio woman previously sought order of protection against Trevor Bauer

Another woman previously had sought an order of protection against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer last year, the Washington Post reported Saturday.

The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner already is on paid leave from the Dodgers while under investigation for alleged sexual assault of a woman in California.

According to the WaPo report, an Ohio woman requested an order of protection in June of last year after “repeated threats” from Bauer, then a member of the Reds following a 2019 trade from Cleveland, according to sealed court records.

The woman’s attorney also told the newspaper that photographs depicting facial bruises and bloodied eyes were the result of “Bauer punching and choking her during sex without consent,” which are similar to allegations made by the woman who applied for a restraining order against Bauer in Los Angeles earlier this year.

The incident in Ohio allegedly took place in 2017 at Bauer’s residence while he still played in Cleveland. The woman, who reportedly was under 21 at the time, was arrested on the scene for underage drinking, according to police reports reviewed by the newspaper.

Trevor Bauer
Trevor Bauer
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A lawyer for the Ohio woman claimed in the report that she sought the order of protection after Bauer allegedly sent her threatening messages, including one that read: “I don’t feel like spending time in jail for killing someone. And that’s what would happen if I saw you again.” He also allegedly threatened to show video of them having sex to the woman’s family.

The 30-year-old Bauer signed a three-year contract worth $102 million with the Dodgers via free agency in February, including a record $40 million this season.

Bauer’s lawyer Jon Fetterolf and agent Rachel Luba responded to the report with a statement to the newspaper describing the allegations as “categorically false,” and they claimed her request for the protective order was “bogus” an “extortion attempt.” They similarly have called the claims by the California accuser “baseless” and “defamatory.”

The Ohio order was temporarily granted as the result of an “ex parte” proceeding by a Cuyahoga County judge, but the woman dismissed the order six weeks later, according to the report.

Bauer’s administrative leave, which began on July 2, was extended last week by MLB through Aug. 20. A hearing to determine the continuance of the restraining order in Los Angeles is slated to begin Monday.

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