Marlins ace Josh Johnson was unable to throw a bullpen session on Saturday due to lingering discomfort in his right shoulder and has now been ruled out for his scheduled Wednesday start, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
Marlins interim manager Edwin Rodriguez hinted last week that Johnson might be shut down for the rest of the season as a precaution. It seems like the right course of action, even if the right-hander is simply dealing with routine soreness.
He is owed $35.25 million over the next three seasons and the Fish are well out of the running for a 2010 playoff spot.
The 26-year-old Johnson has turned in an 11-6 record, 2.30 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 28 starts this year. He has fanned 186 batters in just over 183 innings.
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has been suspended for 75 games without pay after violating the league’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, Major League Baseball announced Friday. The suspension is retroactive to May 8 and will lift on August 4. Osuna has decided not to appeal the decision.
Osuna was charged with one count of assault against his girlfriend following his arrest on May 8. Per FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, the reliever is set to undergo trial on July 9. No details regarding his specific actions in the case have been publicly released, but Heyman adds that MLB was reportedly able to interview the victim prior to issuing the suspension. League Commissioner Rob Manfred issued the following statement:
My office has completed its investigation into the allegation that Roberto Osuna violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy on May 8, 2018. Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Osuna violated the Policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will expire on August 4th.
Osuna, 23, pitched just 15 1/3 innings during the 2018 season prior to his arrest. He has been on administrative leave since May 8.