Blue Jays closer Osuna suspended through Aug 4 by MLB

Blue Jays closer Osuna suspended through Aug 4 by MLB

Blue Jays closer Osuna suspended through Aug 4 by MLB

Osuna has been on the restricted list since May, and the suspension will be retroactive to that date, meaning he'll be suspended until August 4th.

Osuna was given a 75-game suspension for violating the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, which will keep him sidelined until August 5.

The Jays, who have slid through the standings since Osuna was charged, issued a brief release on the suspension, saying it supports Manfred's decision.

Whether the suspensions go far enough, though, remains up for debate.

Major League Baseball conducted its own independent investigation into these charges and handed down their own suspension, which is completely separate from the criminal case. It allows the league to discipline a player for a domestic violence incident regardless of whether there are charges or a trial.

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

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Osuna will also participate in a "confidential and comprehensive evaluation and treatment program supervised by the Joint Policy Board" that oversees the program.

John Gibbons the Toronto manager said he did not have a reaction other than accepting what the league does and live and trust with that while letting it take its course.

"I guess that helps", Gibbons said. "We knew something was coming down".

All of that, along with the criminal proceedings, are still to be settled.

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna warms up at spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

For now, Major League Baseball's judgment has been rendered.

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