On Friday, MLB announced a 324-game suspension for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, the sport's most severe punishment for domestic violence.
Bauer immediately issued a statement stating he would appeal the suspension, becoming the first player to do so under MLB's domestic violence policy.
He denied any violation of the league's domestic violence and sexual assault policy.
My representatives and I have always respected the proceedings' confidentiality."
A San Diego woman filed a restraining order against Bauer,31, alleging he went too far with consensual rough sex during two encounters in April and May.
A Los Angeles judge denied her a permanent restraining order in August, and the DA declined to file charges in February.