The Other Side of a Roberto Osuna Trade

Friday night, Roberto Osuna became the latest player suspended under the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy policy. Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was suspended without pay for 75 games on Friday for violating Major League Baseball's domestic-violence policy, the league announced. Osuna receives the third-longest domestic-violence suspension in MLB history, behind Jose Torres and Hector Olivera. The inability of treatment to prevent further cases of violence obviously isn't the fault either of Osuna or the Blue Jays or Major League Baseball. Roberto Osuna's suspension runs through Aug. 4. Because of the way Osuna's punishment is constructed, there's a real chance he'll represent some kind of asset at the trade deadline. If Osuna is convicted or pleads guilty, there's a significant chance he won't be able to get a visa to play in the United States.

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