The Central League's DeNA BayStars described a fourth sexual assault allegation against pitcher Trevor Bauer, reported Tuesday by USA Today, as old news.

The allegation became public when an Arizona woman who sued Bauer in 2020 recently amended her complaint against the 32-year-old former Cy Young Award winner, who signed with DeNA this spring.

"Although this is being reported as if it were a new complaint, it is like the content that was shared before his signing and appears just to be news of something that happened in the past."

Trevor Bauer of the DeNA BayStars pitches against the Nippon Ham Fighters during an interleague game at Yokohama Stadium on June 14, 2023. (Kyodo)

According to the report, Bauer's legal team has sued the woman, who alleged that Bauer choked her unconscious and held her at knifepoint.

The pitcher served a 194-game suspension for violating MLB's domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy and became available after he was released this year from the final season of his Los Angeles Dodgers contract that will pay him over $20 million this year.

He came to Yokohama after all 30 MLB teams passed on having him pitch for them at minimum salary.

On Tuesday, Bauer improved to 4-2 with his first complete game victory in Japan.

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