That’s now come to fruition. MLB announced on Friday that it has suspended the 23-year-old Mexico native a total of 75 games. Said suspension will take the 2017 All-Star through August 4.
Commissioner Manfred announced today that @BlueJays pitcher Roberto Osuna has accepted a suspension without pay through 8/4/18 for violating the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. The unpaid suspension is retroactive to 5/8/18 and covers 75 games. pic.twitter.com/NettIJlCjw
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) June 22, 2018
Given that the likes of Jeurys Famila and Steven Wright have recently been suspended 15 games following non-violent off-field incidents, it makes sense that Osuna would receive a much more significant ban.
Osuna pitched to a 3.38 ERA with 39 saves and 83 strikeouts in 64 innings with Toronto last season. It remains to be seen if his pending legal issues and this suspension will impact Osuna’s standing with the team.