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Blue Jays: Roberto Osuna Arrested for Assault on a Woman

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TORONTO, ON - MARCH 30: Roberto Osuna
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 30: Roberto Osuna /
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Roberto Osuna was arrested early Tuesday for assault on a woman, sources in the Toronto Police Department revealed to members of the Toronto Blue Jays media. The details and whereabouts of the event have not been released by the Police in order to protect the information of the victim.

Roberto Osuna was released early this morning from a Toronto Police station under his own recognizance. The trial date for Osuna has been set for Monday June 18, 2018.

Major League Baseball has taken immediate action and placed the closer on administrative leave as they investigate the situation. Major League Baseball holds the power, based on an agreement signed in 2015, to suspend Osuna without criminal conviction. The length of suspension is not regimented and is decided by Major League Baseball at the end of their investigation.

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Under Major League Baseball policy, Osuna may remain under administrative leave for seven days while they investigate the matter and determine further punishment.

Past players that have been suspended for domestic assault have received varying levels of disciplinary leave. Most recently, Jose Reyes received 51 games, Aroldis Chapman received 30 games, Jeurys Familia received 15 games, and Steven Wright received 15 games.

The Toronto Blue Jays released a statement earlier today on the investigation and decision by the Commissioner’s Office:

"“We are aware of the incident involving Roberto and fully support the decision by the Commissioner’s Office to place him on administrative leave. We are taking the matter extremely seriously, as the type of conduct associated with this incident is not reflective of our values as an organization. As this remains an ongoing investigation by Toronto Police, the Club will not comment further on this matter.”"

Thursday, May 10, the Blue Jays had planned to hand out 15,000 Roberto Osuna t-shirts as part of their “Thursday Night in the Six” Promotion. Although not yet announced, one would hope that the Blue Jays have cancelled this promotion.

If any further details are announced, Jays Journal will try to bring you the most up-to-date information available.

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