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Roberto Osuna's Administrative Leave Extended Until May 21 by MLB

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMay 14, 2018

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) throws a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, May 6, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Jason Behnken/Associated Press

Major League Baseball announced paid administrative leave for Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna, who was charged with assaulting a woman in Toronto, has been extended until May 21. 

Osuna was scheduled to come off the seven-day leave Monday. The 23-year-old was arrested May 8 for an alleged assault and subsequently placed on leave under MLB's domestic violence policy.

Osuna's next scheduled court appearance is June 18, so it's possible MLB continues to keep him on paid leave until at least that date. MLB policy does not require a conviction in order for a player to serve a suspension.

"Hopefully there's nothing there -- I love the kid, not because of what he has done for us on the field, but because of who he is and my relationship with him over the years," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said, per Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com.

Osuna had recorded nine saves in 10 chances before going on leave, posting a 2.93 ERA and 1.11 WHIP.

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