Roberto Osuna has accepted a 75-game suspension after violating the MLB policy on domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual abuse.
Osuna has been on the restricted list since May 8th, receiving pay but stuck on administrative leave from the team. The incident first caught fire in May after reports emerged that was involved in a domestic incident.
Commissioner Manfred announced today that @BlueJays pitcher Roberto Osuna has accepted a suspension without pay through 8/4/18 for violating the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. The unpaid suspension is retroactive to 5/8/18 and covers 75 games. pic.twitter.com/NettIJlCjw— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) June 22, 2018
Osuna will now participate in a disciplinary treatment program in response to his actions.
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. Details of the assault have not been released by the public, however reports have emerged that it involved a domestic dispute a woman who's identity will be kept anonymous.
Statement from the Toronto Blue Jays regarding Roberto Osuna pic.twitter.com/Utmt48QSqL— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 22, 2018
This puts the Blue Jays in a difficult situation, as Osuna will be arbitration-eligible following this season.
Osuna appeared in 15 games this season, claiming a save in nine of those contests. The relief pitcher is considered one of the better young bullpen talents in the game, having improved every season since he first came into the spotlight in 2015.
Right now, this feels like merely the beginning of an arduous process in every sense of the word.