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MLB extends administrative leave of Blue Jays closer Osuna for fifth time

In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna works against the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Tex.

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Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Toronto closer Roberto Osuna by seven days through June 18, the fifth time the initial seven-day period has been lengthened.

Osuna was put on administrative leave by MLB on May 8. The latest extension was announced Monday, and its end will coincide with his court date in Toronto.

The pitcher was charged with one count of assault, according to Toronto Police Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu.

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Osuna, who is from Mexico, remains on the restricted list and continues to receive his $5.3 million salary but is ineligible to play. Administrative leave is not considered discipline.

The 23-year-old Osuna is 0-0 with nine saves and a 2.93 ERA in 15 games this season. The righty was an all-star last year, when he went 3-4 with 39 saves and a 3.38 ERA.

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