Blue Jays closer Osuna suspended through Aug 4 by MLB

Blue Jays closer Osuna suspended through Aug 4 by MLB

Blue Jays closer Osuna suspended through Aug 4 by MLB

The league's announcement said Osuna "accepted" the length of the suspension after MLB completed its investigation of the incident under its Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

Manfred issued a statement on Osuna's suspension. Major League Baseball also announced that Osuna agreed to not appeal the decision.

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

The suspension, which Osuna is not expected to appeal, is retroactive to May 8 and extends through August 4. "As this remains a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time". The 23-year-old is facing an assault charge and had been on paid administrative leave By MLB since being arrested last month.

The Blue Jays followed up with their acknowledgement of the punishment handed down from the commissioner's office, saying "the Toronto Blue Jays support the decision by the Commissioner's office to suspend Roberto Osuna".

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. Jose Reyes was suspended just days after Chapman for 51 games.

This puts the Blue Jays in a hard situation, as Osuna will be arbitration-eligible following this season.

Until the official outcome of his court case, Osuna's status with the Blue Jays is still in limbo. His suspension effectively started on that date as all the games that he already missed will be counted as part of the 75. At the very least, the earliest he could return to the field with the Blue Jays is August 5th.

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