Roberto Osuna's administrative leave extended through May 21

Annette Crawford
May 15, 2018

Major League Baseball extended Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna's administrative leave Monday through May 21 after he was arrested and charged with assault of a woman.

MLB is investigating the alleged incident and had placed Osuna on leave in accordance with the MLB-MLBPA domestic violence policy. The 23-year-old right-hander is scheduled to appear in court on June 18 and it's not clear when he might be able to return to Toronto's bullpen. The player continues to receive his regular pay and credit for major-league service time. Osuna is likely facing a suspension, regardless of whether or not he is convicted next month.

Osuna has nine saves in 15 appearances this season with a 2.87 ERA and 0.92 WHIP.

The Blue Jays issued a statement last week saying they "fully support the decision by the Commissioner's Office to place him on administrative leave".

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