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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TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 18: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after getting the last out of the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 18, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 27: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the tenth inning during an MLB game against the Chicago White Sox on May 27, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 5: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates their victory with Russell Martin #55 during MLB game action against the Houston Astros on June 5, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Toronto, Canada - July 17 - Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) pitches the last inning to save a game during MLB action against the Tampa Bay Rays in Toronto at the Rogers Centre on July 17, 2015. (Cole Burston/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
July 30, 2015: Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) [10105] celebrates after the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON. (Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 7, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Blue Jays defeated the Yankees 2-1 after ten innings. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 28, 2015 - Jays reliever Roberto Osuna hugs catcher Dioner Navarro after earning another save. Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers in MLB action at Rogers Centre on AUGUST 28, 2015. Jays win the opener of the series, 5-3. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 1: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays enters the game from the bullpen to pitch the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Cleveland Indians on September 1, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 12: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers in game four of the American League Division Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
October 19, 2015: Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) [10105] prior to ALCS Game 3 between the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto ON. (Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 23: Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) works the 8th inning. Toronto Blue Jays Vs Kansas City Royals in Game 6 of the ALCS at Kauffman Field. Jays lose 4-3 and lose the series 4-2. Kansas City goes on to the World Series against the New York Mets. Toronto Star/Rick Madonik (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
DUNEDIN, ON- FEBRUARY 25: Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna throws in the bullpen.Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training for the 2016 Major League Baseball Season in Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin. February 25, 2016. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 9: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays walks off the mound and towards the dugout after giving up the go-ahead run in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles on June 9, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 6 - Jay's reliever Roberto Osuna gives thanks as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. July 6, 2016. (Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 8: (EDITORS NOTE: Multiple exposures were combined in camera to produce this image.) Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 8, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 21: Closing pitcher Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 21, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 12: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays laughs as he realizes he began his celebration prematurely in the ninth inning during MLB game action as he faces Steven Souza Jr. #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays on September 12, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 9: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays works against the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning during game three of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 9, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- OCTOBER 8 - Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna watch batting practice as Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers prepare to play game three on Sunday at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. October 8, 2016. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
DUNEDIN, FL - FEBRUARY 21: RHP Roberto Osuna. Toronto Blue Jays start the day early with Photo Day at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Toronto Star/Rick Madonik (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 21: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates after a victory against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 21, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. Toronto won the game 3-1. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 26 - Roberto Osuna of the Blue Jays wears a nickname jersey during the 9th inning of MLB action as the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Minnesota Twins 10-9 at Rogers Centre on August 26, 2017. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 28: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays gets ready to pitch in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre on April 28, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Roberto Osuna
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 28: Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays talks to Luke Maile #21 on the mound in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre on April 28, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Roberto Osuna;Luke Maile
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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

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