2:28 PM PT -- Proceedings have been pushed to Aug. 2 ... after Bauer's attorney asked for more time to review additional documents, which, according to Bauer's side, the accuser did not submit until the night before the hearing.
The temporary restraining order against Bauer -- as a matter of procedure -- will remain in place until at least that court date.
A judge is anticipating the proceedings to last as long as three days, scheduling dates for hearings in the case for Aug. 3 and Aug. 19 in addition to Aug. 2.
As for whether Bauer will testify at any of those hearings, the pitcher's attorney made it clear in court Friday if the Dodgers player is called to the stand, he will assert his 5th Amendment right to not answer any questions that could potentially incriminate himself.
Trevor Bauer and his attorney showed up to an L.A. courtroom Friday ... making it clear they're ready to fight the pitcher's assault accuser's allegations.
Bauer -- wearing a purple suit, pink shirt and tie -- showed up just prior to the morning proceedings. His accuser was also in court.
During the hearing -- which was scheduled in order to determine if a temporary restraining order against Bauer should turn into a permanent one -- Bauer's attorney said they want to call 3-4 witnesses to support his case.
Meanwhile, Bauer's accuser -- through her attorney -- said they would like to call around six witnesses to show why the restraining order should be granted.
The parties estimated a hearing on the matter would take around 2 days.
The hearing is expected to begin after a lunch break later Friday afternoon.
As we previously reported, Bauer's accuser got the temporary restraining order in late June ... after she said in court docs the MLB star was violent with her during two sexual encounters in April and May.
In the docs, the woman claimed Bauer choked her unconscious and punched her repeatedly ... leaving her with black eyes, bruises, scrapes and scratches.
The 30-year-old pitcher and his reps have denied the allegations ... claiming the incidents were part of 2 entirely consensual sexual encounters.
Police and the MLB are conducting investigations into the claims. Bauer -- who's been on administrative leave and away from the Dodgers' mound since the allegations -- has not been arrested nor has he been charged.
It's unknown if Bauer plans on testifying during the hearing.