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Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly dons mariachi jacket he traded for his jersey at White House ceremony

While everyone else was wearing a suit, Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly wore a jacket that drew more attention at a White House ceremony celebrating the team’s 2020 World Series Championship on Friday.

The piece of embroidered clothing, formally known as a charro jacket, is traditionally worn by mariachi players.

Kelly acquired the embroidered jacket earlier this week after he asked Grover Castro Tibucio, a mariachi player, if he would trade the jacket for his jersey.

Tiburcio is a trumpet player in Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar. Earlier this week, the band was serenading the team at Dodger Stadium as they warmed up on the field before a game.

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Admiring the band’s ornate outfits, Kelly approached them and proposed the trade to one band member in an exchange that was caught on video.

Later, Kelly walked through the bullpen and completed the swap.

Mariachi Garibaldi later shared images of Kelly wearing the jacket in an Instagram post that read: “Check out what Joe Kelly wore to meet President Joe Biden at the White House!…New fashion trend?”

Castro called the moment surreal and said he had no idea the jacket would be inside the White House.

“I almost cried. I had tears in my eyes… That was crazy. It’s so surreal to think that a little piece of us is standing in front of the Abraham Lincoln portrait… He’s Joe Kelly, it’s just a Joe Kelly thing to do,” he said, referring to a photo Justin Turner posted on Instagram.

Kelly is just over 6 feet tall and Castro is about six inches shorter, but the jacket somehow fit the former Corona High School star well.

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MLB places Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer on leave amid sexual assault allegation

Earlier this week, a woman obtained a protection order against the Dodgers pitcher and accused him of sexual assault. Bauer has denied the allegations.

LOS ANGELES — Editor’s note: The following story contains graphic allegations of sexual assault that may be difficult or troubling for some to read.

Major League Baseball placed Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer on paid administrative leave Friday after a woman accused him of sexual assault earlier this week.

After the allegation was made public, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts on Thursday said that Bauer was still expected to make his scheduled start on Sunday in Washington D.C. against the Nationals as the team waited for the commissioner’s office to make a decision on how to move forward.

The Dodgers visited the White House on Friday to celebrate the 2020 World Series win, but Bauer did not attend the event.

As no arrest has been made and Bauer denies the allegations, the league’s domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy states MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred can place Bauer on paid administrative leave for seven days. After that, the league can only extend the leave with an agreement from the players’ union, unless the police have arrested or charged him.

The woman accusing Bauer also obtained a temporary restraining order against him. Attorney Marc Garelick said the protection order was the result of an “assault that took place at the hands of Mr. Bauer” where the woman “suffered severe physical and emotional pain.”

Pasadena police confirmed that the department is looking into accusations of an assault involving Bauer.

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A report from The Athletic said court documents they obtained said the 27-year-old woman accuses Bauer of punching her in the head and strangling her to the point of unconsciousness during two separate sexual encounters earlier this year. During one of those occasions, the woman claims she awoke to find Bauer having anal sex with her, something she says she did not consent to.

The woman went to the hospital after their second meeting to be treated for multiple injuries including a possible skull fracture. 

“I was afraid what Trevor would do if he found out,” she said, according to the report, regarding why she initially declined to name Bauer as her attacker. “I remain afraid that Trevor will find me and hurt me for going to the hospital.”

Jon Fetterolf, Bauer’s co-agent, disputed the allegations that Bauer committed any nonconsensual violence. He said Bauer met the woman in April, and the two had “a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated” by the woman.

“Her basis for filing a protection order is nonexistent, fraudulent, and deliberately omits key facts, information, and her own relevant communications,” Fetterolf said. “Any allegations that the pair’s encounters were not 100% consensual are baseless, defamatory, and will be refuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Fetterolf said the woman asked Bauer repeatedly for “rough” sexual encounters, demanding to be “choked out” and slapped in the face.

The attorney said Bauer became concerned and confused after the woman told him she had sought medical care for a concussion days after their second and final encounter.

Bauer signed a free agent contract with the Dodgers during the offseason that made him MLB’ highest-paid player in 2021 ($ 40 million) after he won the NL Cy Young last year as a member of the Cincinnati Reds.  

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer placed on administrative leave following sexual assault allegations

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer placed on administrative leave
Umpires check the hat and glove of Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers for foreign substances after the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Los Angeles Dodgers superstar pitcher Trevor Bauer on Friday was placed on a week-long administrative leave by Major League Baseball amid a criminal investigation of claims by a woman that Bauer sexually assaulted her in a brutal incident.

Bauer’s forced leave was announced on the same day President Joe Biden hosted the Dodgers at the White House to mark their World Series win last fall.

Bauer, who won the 2020 National League Cy Young Award, in February agreed to a three-year contract with the Dodgers that will could pay him $ 102 million, making him one of the highest-paid baseball players. He was next to due pitch on Sunday.

“MLB’s investigation into the allegations made against Trevor Bauer is ongoing. While no determination in the case has been made, we have made the decision to place Mr. Bauer on seven-day administrative leave effective immediately,” MLB said in a statement.

“MLB continues to collect information in our ongoing investigation concurrent with the Pasadena Police Department’s active criminal investigation. We will comment further at the appropriate time.”

This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

Author: Dan Mangan
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Free beer for life | Ballast Point brewery offers lifetime supply of beer to San Diego Padres pitcher, Joe Musgrove

SAN DIEGO — The love for San Diego hometown hero Joe Musgrove continues after the San Diego native pitched the first-ever no-hitter for his hometown San Diego Padres on April 9.
The accomplishment was especially significant since the Padres were the only active MLB team without a no-hitter, and it came in their 8,206th regular season game.
After the game, San Diego councilmember, Chris Cate tweeted that he would be working with mayor Todd Gloria to pass a resolution declaring it will now be illegal for Joe Musgrove to pay for his own beer within the City of San Diego.  
San Diego founded Ballast Point decided to take the matter into their own hands and delivered 44 6-packs to Musgrove and the promise a lifetime supply of their beer for making San Diego history.
Musgrove responded with a grateful tweet of his own.
A mural to commemorate the moment was memorialized through a one-of-a-kind mural at Musgrove’s high school alma mater, Grossmont High on April 14.
The 25-foot high mural depicts Musgrove in a celebratory pose in his brown and gold uniform after he tossed a no-hitter on April 9 in Arlington, Texas against the Texas Rangers. Accompanying the mural is the phrase, “meant to be,” which was said by Musgrove and many other players about the accomplishment pulled off by the San Diego native for the San Diego Padres. 
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San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove tosses first no-hitter in team history

SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers Friday night was anything but ordinary. 
Pitcher Joe Musgrove tossed a no-hitter, the first in team history.
It’s quite the feat for Musgrove, a San Diego native. He was originally traded to the Padres from the Pittsburgh Pirates just this past January.
The Padres were the only active MLB team without a no-hitter, and it came in their 8,206th regular season game. 
Musgrove faced only 28 Texas Rangers batters, one over the minimum, in the victory. 
The only Rangers baserunner was Joey Gallo after he got hit by a pitch in the fourth inning. 
Musgrove struck out 10 threw 77 of his 112 pitches for strikes.