Trevor Bauer Jun 18, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer reacts against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

MLB fans and players around the world have been rejoicing since it was announced Thursday that the MLB and the MLBPA have come to terms on a new labor deal, putting an end to the lockout.

An end to the lockout means that baseball will soon be back, with Opening Day set to take place on April 7. It also means that league actions regarding players can resume, which spelled some bad news for Trevor Bauer on Friday.

The MLB has reportedly extended Bauer’s stay on administrative leave, according to Los Angeles Times reporter Jorge Castillo.

This report has garnered a ton of reactions around the MLB world that are speculating when, or if we will ever see Bauer pitching again in the MLB.

Bauer was placed on paid administrative leave last July following an accusation of sexual assault. Since then, it was announced that Bauer would not face any criminal charges.

The MLB is still holding its own investigation into the case, which is why Bauer was placed back on administrative leave. The Players’ Association also agreed to the extension as part of the pending investigation.

It is unclear at this point when a decision from MLB will come, but it appears that much of the baseball world doesn’t particularly care to see Bauer come back considering the severity of the accusations against him and other issues. In the meantime, the pitcher is also contending with other legal issues related to the way the accusations have been reported.

Regardless, at his best, Bauer is an elite pitcher. Surely some team will most likely take a chance on him should he be cleared of any wrongdoing from the MLB going forward.

[Jorge Castillo]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.