Roberto Osuna Suspended 75 games for Violating MLB’s Domestic Violence Policy

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Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna has been suspended without pay for violating the league’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

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

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

Osuna’s lawyer, Domenic Basile, said in court in Toronto 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 US of his $5.3 million salary.

He will be eligible to return to the game August 4.