Astros’ Roberto Osuna
Assault Charge Dropped
In Domestic Violence Case
9/25/2018 12:55 PM PDT
Astros closer Roberto Osuna just caught a huge break … with prosecutors dropping the assault charge in his domestic violence case Tuesday.
As TMZ Sports previously reported … Osuna was suspended 75 games without pay by the MLB after he was arrested for assault in Toronto after allegedly roughing up his GF.
But, when the 2017 All-Star showed up in court Tuesday, he was let off easy — getting his charge dropped and entering into a peace bond — a restraining order-type agreement where he’s not allowed to have contact with the alleged victim for the next year.
“I am pleased and relieved by today’s court decision,” said the 23-year-old Osuna, who was traded from the Blue Jays to the Astros shortly before being reinstated by the MLB this summer.
“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.”
The Astros added in a statement, “The Houston Astros look forward to Roberto continuing his commitment to be a productive and caring part of our community.”
“The Astros remain committed to increase our support regarding the issues of domestic violence and abuse of any kind.”
“We have engaged with a number of local, state and national organizations – and we look forward to working with them in the short term and over the long term.”