Published: Wed, June 27, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended through Aug. 4

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended through Aug. 4

Osuna was on track to become a free agent at the end of the 2020 season, but this 75 game suspension sets back his free agency one more year.

The suspension, which Osuna is not expected to appeal, is retroactive to May 8 and extends through August 4.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says, "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".

Major League Baseball has suspended Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna through August 4 for violating the league's joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. He will wind up missing 89 days, which would cost him about $2.54 million of his $5.3 million salary.

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John Gibbons the Toronto manager said he did not have a reaction other than accepting what the league does and live and trust with that while letting it take its course.

Osuna appeared in 15 games this season, claiming a save in nine of those contests.

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. It allows the league to discipline a player for a domestic violence incident regardless of whether there are charges or a trial.

It is expected that Osuna will take part in a confidential as well as comprehensive treatment and evaluation program that a joint policy board of the players' association and the Major League Baseball will supervise. Earlier this year, Jose Torres of the San Diego Padres was suspended 100 games for violating this policy stemming from a domestic abuse related arrest in late 2017.

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