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.
The Astros have reinstated RHP Roberto Osuna from the restricted list today and have added him to the active roster...he will take the roster spot of RHP Lance McCullers Jr., who was placed on the 10-day DL with right elbow discomfort.— Houston Astros (@astros) August 5, 2018
Osuna was recently required by the team despite having to serve a 75-game suspension
There's no telling how Osuna's presence in Houston's clubhouse will affect the team and its fans.
The Astros will activate Roberto Osuna today for their game against the Dodgers, following his 75-game suspension.— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) August 5, 2018
With a court case for assaulting a woman still open, Osuna joins the defending champions with the 2nd most wins in baseball...
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.