MLB Star Closer Suspended 75 Games After Arrest For Domestic Violence

Tanya Simon
June 27, 2018

His leave has been extended multiple times as Major League Baseball conducted its investigation, and that time missed will be counted toward the suspension.

Osuna says he will not appeal the suspension.

The 23-year-old reliever will be eligible to return to the roster on August 4th, as the suspension will be retroactive from May 8th.

Roberto Osuna has accepted a 75-game suspension after violating the Major League Baseball policy on domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual abuse.

When Gibbons was asked if the team was better off now knowing the length of Osuna's suspension he said that it helped, as the team must move beyond that and make do with what we have. He as placed on administrative leave, and has been waiting for the league to investigate the charges.

The Blue Jays also released a statement saying that they support the commissioner's decision.

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Osuna appeared this season in just 15 games prior to his arrest and posted nine saves and an ERA of 2.93.

Barring a change,"you take what Major League Baseball does, trust that and live with it", said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.

Osuna will lose about $2.54 million of his $5.3 million salary.

Osuna's lawyer made a court appearance on the assault charge on Monday.

Reliever Aroldis Chapman was the sport's first player who was disciplined under the domestic violence policy when he was suspended by the league for 30 games to start the 2016 regular season. Osuna's suspension is the longest one doled out by Manfred under the Domestic Violence policy. 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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