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Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna placed on leave after being charged with assault

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WATCH: Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons says he was in shock after learning that pitcher Roberto Osuna was arrested by Toronto police and charged with a single count of assault on Tuesday – May 8, 2018

Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna has been put on temporary leave from the team after being arrested and charged with a single count of assault.

Osuna, also known as Jose Roberto Osuna Quintero, 23, was charged in relation to an incident that happened overnight, Toronto police confirmed.

Toronto police Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu declined to provide details on the incident to protect the identity of the alleged victim.

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Major League Baseball said in a statement that it “takes all allegations of this nature very seriously.”

“We are investigating the circumstances and have placed Roberto Osuna on Administrative Leave in accordance with the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy.”

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WATCH: Jays GM Ross Atkins says he was at a loss for words over Roberto Osuna arrest

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Jays GM Ross Atkins says he was at a loss for words over Roberto Osuna arrest – May 8, 2018

Ross Atkins, the team’s general manager, told reporters on Thursday that seven days is the default leave period for an investigation, though Osuna could be gone for a longer or shorter amount of time as the probe unfolds.​

In an earlier statement, the Blue Jays organization said it fully supports the decision to put the pitcher on leave.

“It’s difficult to come up with words just to how serious we are taking it,” Atkins told reporters.

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Jays coach John Gibbons said that he was shocked by the allegation.

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“I really love the kid and I hope it works out,” he said Tuesday. “I mean, there’s things out there, you know, to protect the vulnerable people, you know. So, due process usually figures it out.”

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Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna charged with assault – May 8, 2018

He said he’s spoken to Osuna since but declined to say what they discussed.

“But, naturally, I’m pulling for him,” he said.

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