MLB suspends Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna 75 games under domestic violence policy
The suspension is retroactive to May 8 and will keep Osuna out until early August
MLB has concluded its investigation and ruled that Osuna will serve a 75-game suspension, which is retroactive to May 8. MLB also announced that Osuna agreed to not appeal the decision.
"My office has completed its investigation into the allegation that Roberto Osuna violated Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy on May 8, 2018," said commissioner Rob Manfred. "Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Osuna violated the policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will expire on August 4."
Manfred offered no further comment. The Blue Jays have issued a statement saying they respect the decision by the commissioner and also offered up no further comment on the pending legal matter.
Though we don't have details on what transpired and led to Osuna's arrest, it's obviously an ugly situation. Osuna's suspension is one of the longest one doled out by Manfred under the Domestic Violence policy. Jose Torres got 100 games and Hector Olivera got 82.
Osuna, 23, has a 2.87 ERA with 104 saves in his career (parts of four seasons). He was an All-Star last season. This year, he's giving up nearly half his pay for the 2018 season.
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