Noah Syndergaard and Trevor Bauer have history. The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers stars exchanged barbs over Twitter earlier this year.
A brewing rivalry between the starters just took a huge turn with this week’s announcement of Bauer having legal trouble.
Trevor Bauer is facing allegations of assault by a woman stemming from a sexual encounter earlier this year. A woman was granted a domestic violence restraining order in L.A. County Superior Court against Bauer, according to her attorney, Marc Garelick, who alleged in a statement that his client “suffered severe physical and emotional pain” as a result of a “recent assault” from Bauer.
Syndergaard heard the news and couldn’t wait to clown his rival about it.
“Meanwhile….check out my book club,! as he posted a link to the article.
Social media wasn’t feeling it.
Bauer’s agent, Jon Fetterolf, released a lengthy statement to ESPN denying any wrongdoing on behalf of his client. In the statement, Fetterolf described the relationship as “consensual” and called the woman’s allegations “baseless” and “defamatory.”
“Mr. Bauer had a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by [the woman] beginning in April 2021,” Fetterolf said in the statement. “We have messages that show [the woman] repeatedly asking for ‘rough’ sexual encounters involving requests to be ‘choked out’ and slapped in the face. In both of their encounters, [the woman] drove from San Diego to Mr. Bauer’s residence in Pasadena, Calif., where she went on to dictate what she wanted from him sexually and he did what was asked.”
Fetterolf said Bauer and the woman had two encounters, and she continued to message him with “friendly and flirtatious banter.”
“Mr. Bauer and [the woman] have not corresponded in over a month and have not seen each other in over six weeks,” Fetterolf said in his statement. “Her basis for filing a protection order is nonexistent, fraudulent and deliberately omits key facts, information and her own relevant communications. 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.”
In a statement, the Dodgers said they were “made aware of the allegations against Trevor Bauer late this afternoon and immediately contacted Major League Baseball, which will be handling the matter. The Dodgers take any allegations of this nature very seriously but will have no further comment at this time.”