Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended after assault charge

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"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. He'll miss out on roughly $2.7 million in salary - $35k per game.

Major League Baseball placed Osuna on seven-day paid administrative leave May 8 shortly after his arrest, and he has yet to return to the field for the Blue Jays. He was then placed on administrative leave and the league has been investigating the charges since. "We knew something was coming down".

Osuna appeared in 15 games (15 1/3 innings) for Toronto this season, allowing 16 hits, five runs and one walk while earning nine saves. Actually, it took a while. Osuna did not appeal the suspension. "Hopefully that all gets worked out, both sides, and everybody gets the help they need and everything works out fine for all involved".

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But the issue of whether it's fair for leagues to act in an extrajudicial manner once again came up for debate, especially since Osuna had his first court hearing Monday, as the Crown gave his attorney Domenic Basile disclosure of its evidence. "We've kind of moved past that anyway and made do with what we've had".

The players' union and MLB agreed in 2015 to a league domestic violence policy. The right-hander was on the All-Star team last season and finished the season 3-4 with an ERA of 3.38 and 39 saves.

By accepting the punishment, Osuna (and the Major League Baseball players association) effectively agreed to waive any potential appeal, regardless of how his court proceedings play out. Jose Reyes was suspended just days after Chapman for 51 games.

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