Friday night as a beautiful evening at Chavez Ravine. The Dodgers won their Jackie Robinson Day game against the Reds on excellent pitching from Tony Gonsolin and Tyler Anderson. The two combined for eight innings pitched and only one earned run.
After the match, the latest Trevor Bauer news came to the fore of the conversation. About two hours before the first pitch, Bill Shaikin of the LA Times reported that it was possible Trevor Bauer could show up at Dodger Stadium on Sunday despite being on administrative leave.
According to Shaikin, Bauer could try to return on the grounds that the latest extension to his administrative leave, which was jointly agreed to by MLB and the MLBPA, is non-binding.
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“If Bauer deems his final furlough extension not binding, commissioner Rob Manfred may have to impose a suspension by the end of the day on Saturday or risk Bauer showing up at Dodger Stadium on Sunday.”
Before the first pitch last night, reporters asked Dodgers manager Dave Roberts about the possibility of Bauer arriving at Dodger Stadium on Sunday.
For what it’s worth, Bauer posted an aerial photo of Dodger Stadium earlier this week. Some fans wondered if it was the pitcher who was hinting at an imminent comeback.
As has been the case since last summer, it’s unclear whether or not Bauer will return to the Dodgers this year, but the next 48 hours could get very interesting very quickly.