Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna’s ongoing domestic violence case seemingly came to an end Tuesday, as Osuna agreed to a peace bond in a Toronto court that will wipe away the assault charges against him and allow him to avoid serious punishment.
The peace bond — which is fairly common in the Canadian court legal system — requires that Osuna keep the peace for one year, including continuing counseling and staying away from the alleged victim, according to John Lott of The Athletic. If Osuna violates the terms of the peace bond, he could face criminal charges again.
The alleged victim, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, has a child with Osuna and refused to testify against him.
Crown says complainant has a three-year-old with Roberto Osuna, is currently in Mexico, wants to continue coparenting with him and didn’t want to testify.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) September 25, 2018
Osuna, 23, was arrested in May when he was pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was suspended 75 games under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy — one of the longest suspensions on record. When his suspension ended, Osuna was traded to the Houston Astros, who were widely criticized for acquiring him. Osuna maintained his innocence through the investigation and legal proceedings.
After Tuesday’s decision was official, the Astros and Osuna both released statements:
Roberto Osuna issues statement, and thanks #Astros:
“I am pleased and relieved by today’s court decision. Now I can begin to put these allegations behind me and focus on baseball. I want to thank my family, teammates and fans for believing in me. ‘’
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 25, 2018
Astros statement on Roberto Osuna pic.twitter.com/BOVSn8az69
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) September 25, 2018
Osuna pitched in Toronto on Monday night for the first time since he was traded to Houston. He got the save for the Astros and was booed by local fans.
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