Former Dodger Dave Stewart livid about handling of Trevor Bauer case

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Pitching great Dave Stewart, livid about the Los Angeles Dodgers’ refusal to discipline starter Trevor Bauer until Major League Baseball placed him on administrative leave on Friday, has informed team officials he will not attend their 40th World Series championship anniversary.

Bauer was given a temporary restraining order last week after it was requested by a 27-year-old woman who has told police in Pasadena, California that she was raped and assaulted by Bauer earlier this season. No charges have been field as he remains under criminal investigation.

Bauer, through his attorney Jon Fetterolf, has denied the allegations.

“The organization isn’t what it was when we came through,’’ Stewart, a rookie relief pitcher on the 1981 World Series team, told USA TODAY Sports. “The Dodgers organization that I grew up in under the O’Malley family would never stand for that. The Dodgers should have stepped up in that situation, and they didn’t. You’ve got to have character standards.

“I told them, 'I can’t show up for that.’ "

When Stewart informed the Dodgers he won’t be attending the July 25 celebration, he said he received an e-mail that read: “The team and the Players Associations support the player until he’s guilty.’’

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was put on seven-day administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Friday.

Stewart said he responded in all caps: “HE BROKE THE UNWRITTEN RULE ON HOW YOU SHOULD TREAT WOMEN!"

Stewart, 64, who grew up with six sisters, said he was horrified when he saw pictures from the temporary restraining order request submitted by the woman that show her with two black eyes, a badly scratched face, a bloody lip and swollen jaw. 

USA TODAY Sports' policy is to not identify individuals who allege sexual crimes without their permission.

The temporary restraining order request was filed Tuesday, the document went public Wednesday and the Dodgers announced Thursday that Bauer would pitch as scheduled Sunday against the Washington Nationals.

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