Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was arrested for assault on a woman Tuesday morning, according to Toronto Police. The Blue Jays said they "fully support" MLB's decision to place Osuna on leave.
Police have not released any details about the location or nature of the incident.
He signed with the Blue Jays when he was only 16 years old and became the youngest pitcher in team history to appear in an Major League Baseball game. We'll update when we learn more. Osuna was placed on administrative leave in accordance with the joint MLB and MLB Players Association's Domestic Violence Policy.
UPDATE: Well, this is awkward. Although not yet announced, one would hope that the Blue Jays have cancelled this promotion. Even if criminal charges against Osuna are ultimately dropped, Major League Baseball can still levy punishment against him. Osuna already has 204 career saves and was an all-star for the first time last season.
In 15 appearances this season, Osuna has a 2.93 ERA with nine saves.The native of Mexico is in his fourth season.
Jose Reyes (51 games), Aroldis Chapman (30 games), Jeurys Familia (15 games) and Steven Wright (15 games) have all been suspended for domestic violence incidents and a conviction isn't needed for discipline to occur under the policy agreed to in 2015.
TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Blue Jays closer Robert Osuna has been charged with assault. The June 18 court date is an off-day in the middle of a homestand.