MLB extends Jays closer Osuna's leave

Roberto Osuna will be out until at least May 21, Major League Baseball announced Monday as it extended his leave stemming from assault charges.

The Toronto Blue Jays closer was suspended last week pending an investigation of assault charges against a woman, but Toronto police would not release further details, including the nature of the assault.

Osuna was suspended per an agreement between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players' Association on domestic violence issues as MLB continues to investigate the matter.

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Osuna was charged with assault on May 8, and per the agreement called the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy, the initial suspension would last seven days. Monday's extension was procedural as MLB continues to investigate the 23-year-old from Sinaloa, Mexico.

An All-Star in 2017, Osuna has a 2.93 ERA with nine saves in 15 appearances this season.

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The players' union and baseball agreed on the domestic violence policy in 2015, allowing the league to discipline a player for a domestic violence incident whether or not there are charges or a trial.

"What we've seen over the last couple of years is Major League Baseball has taken very strong stances on situations like this one," Toronto general manager Ross Atkins said after the initial suspension. "The punishments have been strong in cases of guilty and not guilty. We support Major League Baseball in that effort."

Osuna is scheduled to appear in court on June 18.

--Field Level media