Blue Jays closer Osuna's leave extended by seven days after assault charge
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins takes questions from reporters about pitcher Roberto Osuna prior to the start of their American League MLB baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Toronto on Tuesday May 8, 2018. Jays closer Osuna was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball Tuesday after being charged with assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, May 14, 2018 5:10PM EDT
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.
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.
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.
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.