All-Star closer Roberto Osuna of the Toronto Blue Jays was charged with assault Tuesday and put on administrative leave by Major League Baseball, preventing him from playing for at least a week. Given all this, there are three reasons I can see why the Blue Jays aren't tempering their statement about Osuna. It's troubling because the Blue Jays evidently believe these allegations to be sufficiently credible that they are willing to ignore possible damage to Osuna's reputation if they're wrong. The Blue Jays are a team that is in contention and has better than a 20% chance of making the playoffs. Statistically, it's just more likely that Osuna's accuser is telling the truth, and the Blue Jays have evidently decided to take her allegations at face value. The Blue Jays rank 13th in the majors with 0.9 relief pitcher WAR, and Osuna accounts for more than half of that by himself. If the Blue Jays do miss the playoffs, Osuna - or, more likely, Osuna's absence - will likely be a not-insignificant factor.

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