The Houston Astros may be surging after their dominant win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a World Series rematch Saturday night, but the victory did not come without a price. 


Starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. went four solid shutout innings before he was removed after experiencing elbow discomfort. As a result, he will now be taking a trip to the 10-day DL. And the team responded by reinstating controversial right-hander Robert Osuna in his place.

Osuna was recently required by the team despite having to serve a 75-game suspension for domestic assault. The punishment was levied by the MLB on June 22 after Osuna violated the league's domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse policy.


There's no telling how Osuna's presence in Houston's clubhouse will affect the team and its fans.

So far, it's not clear if and when the Astros would opt to play him, but the decision will likely come with a lot of backlash and controversy when the team decides to send him to the mound in an actual game situation.