Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with domestic assault.

By Scooby Axson
May 08, 2018

Toronto Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna was arrested early Tuesday and charged with assault on a woman, according to multiple media reports.

Osuna has since been placed on administrative leave by the league. The commissioner has the discretion to place any player accused of domestic violence on paid leave while the allegations are investigated.

No details about the incident were available, but the Toronto Sun reports he is scheduled to appear in court on June 18.

“We are aware of the incident involving Roberto and fully support the decision by the Commissioner’s Office to place him on administrative leave,” the team said in a statement. “We are taking the matter extremely seriously, as the type of conduct associated with this incidnet 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 the matter.”

Osuna, 23, has appeared in 15 games this season for Toronto, saving nine games and posting a 2.93 ERA. He has 104 saves in his major league career and made the American League All-Star team last season.

Osuna could be subject to additional discipline under the league's domestic violence policy

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