Astros right-handed pitcher Roberto Osuna agreed to a peace bond in a Toronto court Tuesday, which effectively drops his assault charge, the Houston Chronicle reported.
The peace bond, which is a type of restraining order, prohibits Osuna from contacting the victim for 12 months. If all guidelines are met and Osuna stays out of trouble, his record will be cleared.
“I am pleased and relieved by today’s court decision. Now I can begin to put these allegations behind me and focus on baseball,” Osuna said in a statement. “I want to thank my family, teammates and friends for believing in me. I am grateful to the Astros for providing me with the opportunity to play baseball and compete for a World Series championship.
“I will make no further comment about this matter, as I plan on moving past this and look only to the future.”
Osuna, 23, served a 75-game suspension after he was arrested on assault charges in May while he was still with the Blue Jays. Toronto opted not to keep Osuna, trading him to the Astros.
“Today, the Ontario Court of Justice withdrew the assault charge against Roberto Osuna. The Houston Astros look forward to Roberto continuing his commitment to being a productive and caring part of our community,” the team said in a statement. “The Astros remain committed to increase our support regarding the issues of domestic violence and abuse of any kind.”
Monday was Osuna’s first time back in the Blue Jays’ stadium since he was arrested. He received a chorus of boos as he took the mound in the Astros’ 5-3 win.