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Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended through Aug. 4

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WATCH ABOVE: Roberto Osuna of the Toronto Blue Jays has been suspended by Major League Baseball until Aug. 4 without pay as he continues to face a single charge of assault, which he plans to plead not guilty to – Jun 22, 2018

NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has suspended Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna through Aug. 4 under the league’s domestic violence policy.

MLB announced the suspension – which is retroactive to May 8 and will cover a total of 75 games – in a release on Friday. The league says Osuna has agreed not to appeal the suspension and he will participate in a confidential and comprehensive evaluation and treatment program supervised by the joint policy board of MLB and the players’ association.

The 23-year-old Osuna is facing an assault charge and had been on paid administrative leave by MLB since being arrested last month.

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The Blue Jays said in a statement that they “support the decision by the Commissioner’s Office.”

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Osuna appeared in 15 games (15 1/3 innings) for Toronto this season, allowing 16 hits, five runs and one walk while earning nine saves. He has not pitched since May 6, two days before he was put on administrative leave.

He is 8-13 with a 2.87 earned-run average and 104 saves in his four-season career with the Blue Jays.

Osuna’s lawyer, Domenic Basile, said in court Monday that Osuna intends to plead not guilty to the assault charge.

Osuna’s case is scheduled to return to court July 9.

Osuna will lose about $2.54 million of his $5.3 million salary.

With files from The Associated Press

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