Trevor Bauer suspended for two seasons by MLB; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher to appeal the ban 

Major League Baseball announced it has suspended Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for two years 

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For violation of the league's domestic violence and sexual assault policy, which Bauer has consistently denied. 

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In a statement, Commissioner Robert Manfred Jr. said following an extensive investigation 

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Bauer has received a suspension for 324 championship season games without pay, effective Friday. 

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In a post on Twitter, Bauer, 31, said, "In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the 

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league's domestic violence & sexual assault policy. I am appealing this action and expect to prevail." 

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Bauer has not played since June of last year when a San Diego woman came forward with assault allegations against the pitcher.  

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He was placed on paid, administrative leave by the league the following month.  

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Any suspension under the domestic violence policy would mean Bauer would not receive any pay. 

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The 27-year-old California woman who made the allegations said in legal documents over the summer that she had consented to sex with Bauer on two occasions 

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she alleged he did things to her she did not agree or consent to during both encounters.  

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Bauer's representatives denied the allegations. 

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Following the MLB announcement of Bauer's suspension on Friday, the Dodgers said in a statement, 

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Their organization takes "all allegations of this nature very seriously and does not condone or excuse any acts of domestic violence or sexual assault." 

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