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Roberto Osuna’s leave extended as MLB continues assault charge probe

Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna charged with assault
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. Rob Leth has more.

TORONTO – Major League Baseball has extended Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna’s administrative leave to May 21 in the aftermath of an assault charge.

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The league announced the extension for Osuna’s leave on Monday. The original seven-day leave was set to expire on Tuesday after news came out about the charge by Toronto Police on May 8.

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John Gibbons shocked him to learn about Roberto Osuna assault charge
John Gibbons shocked him to learn about Roberto Osuna assault charge

The leave, which is not considered discipline by MLB, is a seven-day period that gives the league time to investigate. But the league does have the option to extend or shorten the leave.

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Major League Baseball and the Players Association agreed on a domestic violence policy in 2015. It allows the league to discipline a player for an alleged domestic violence incident regardless of whether it results in a trial.

Osuna’s first court date has been set for June 18.