Major League Baseball has extended Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna’s administrative leave through June 25, marking the sixth time MLB has extended his leave since he was arrested earlier this year and charged with assaulting a woman.
The administrative leave for @BlueJays pitcher Roberto Osuna has been extended through June 25.
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) June 18, 2018
Osuna was originally placed on administrative leave for seven days starting on May 8 and it was extended for another seven on May 14, May 21, then June 4, 11 and 18. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday, according to multiple reports.
The 23-year-old remains on the restricted list and continues to receive his $5.3 million salary, but is ineligible to play. However, administrative leave is not considered discipline.
Because the alleged incident falls under the umbrella of MLB’s domestic violence policy, Osuna could face discipline no matter the legal status of the case.
“MLB takes all allegations of this nature very seriously,” the league said in a statement following Osuna’s arrest, via Sportsnet.ca. “We are investigating the circumstances and have placed Roberto Osuna on Administrative Leave in accordance with the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy.”
Osuna has nine saves in 15 appearances this season with a 2.93 ERA and 1.109 WHIP. He was an All-Star last year when he was 3-4 with 39 saves and a 3.38 ERA.