MLB suspends All-Star closer Osuna 75 games over assault charge

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna accepted a 75-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Friday in connection with an assault charge.

The 23-year-old right-hander was arrested May 8 and charged with one count of assault in Toronto. The woman who was the alleged victim was not identified, and further details of the case weren't announced.

Osuna would have had the right to appeal his suspension under baseball's collective bargaining agreement, but he waived that possibility, according to a press release from MLB.

The league initially placed Osuna on administrative leave, during which he was paid but could not play, on May 8. The administrative leave subsequently was extended at least four times as MLB investigated the alleged incident.

The suspension was backdated to May 8 and will run through Aug. 4. Terms of Osuna's ban include a "confidential and comprehensive evaluation and treatment program" approved by the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy board that includes the participation of MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Osuna is due in court on July 9 and will plead not guilty to the charge, according to his lawyer.

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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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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement Friday, "My office has completed its investigation into the allegation that Roberto Osuna violated Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy on May 8, 2018. Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Osuna violated the Policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will expire on August 4th."

The Blue Jays issued a statement that read, "The Blue Jays support the decision by the Commissioner's Office to suspend Roberto Osuna. As this remains a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time."

Based on his $5.3 million salary for this year, the 75-game suspension will cost Osuna approximately $2.45 million.

Osuna is 9-for-10 in save opportunities this year with no decisions and a 2.93 ERA in 15 appearances. He broke into the majors with Toronto in 2015, when he saved 20 games, and he added 36 saves in 2016 and 39 saves in 2017. He was selected an All-Star for the first time last year.

--Field Level Media

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