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Roberto Osuna’s administrative leave extended through June 11

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Roberto Osuna of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 6, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. The Toronto Blue Jays won 2-1.
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For the fourth time, Major League Baseball announced the extension of Roberto Osuna’s administrative leave in response to the charges of domestic assault brought against him on May 8. Osuna’s leave has been extended through June 11.

Osuna’s court date, set for June 18, looms as Major League Baseball seems likely to extend his administrative leave until after a verdict is reached. Osuna has been off of the 25-man roster for close to a month, and with his extended leave, is certain to miss more than a month.

The time that Osuna has already missed will not contribute to his expected suspension. Currently, his leave is paid, but a suspension handed down from MLB would not be paid.


The MLB Draft began yesterday, with rounds one and two. The Blue Jays had picks 12 and 52, selecting shortstop Jordan Groshans out of high school and outfielder Griffin Conine out of Duke University.

Groshans was Toronto’s first draft pick out of high school selected by the Blue Jays in the first round since 2013, when the team selected Phil Bickford (who didn’t sign, leading to a compensatory pick and Max Pentecost).

Read Matt W’s breakdown of Groshans and Conine.

The draft continues with round two through 10 today.


Some other news:

  • The Lansing Lugnuts announced the extension of the netting at Cooley Law School Stadium yesterday.
  • Noah Naylor, a Canadian catcher and third baseman, was drafted 29th overall by Cleveland.
  • The Blue Jays begin a short, two-game series against the New York Yankees tonight at the Rogers Centre. Marco Estrada is starting for the Blue Jays and C.C. Sabathia for the Yankees.