This week’s NL All-Star voting update

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Biggest move: at catcher, where Buster Posey has passed Yadier Molina.  The results:

Catcher
Buster Posey: 1,713,839
Yadier Molina: 1,576,199

First Base
Joey Votto: 2,108,725
Lance Berkman:851,373

Second Base
Dan Uggla: 1,341,088
Brandon Phillips:885,250

Third Base
David Wright: 1,358,992
Pablo Sandoval:1,103,650

Shortstop
Troy Tulowitzki:1,200,256
Rafael Furcal: 1,183,096

Outfield
Matt Kemp: 2,589,464
Carlos Beltran: 1,782,831
Ryan Braun: 1,553,356

Assault charges against Roberto Osuna withdrawn, peace bond issued

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Astros reliever Roberto Osuna appeared in an Ontario court today, where the assault charges against him were withdrawn. In their place is now a one-year peace bond, which is akin to a restraining order combined with probation. Pursuant to the peace bond Osuna is required to continue with counseling he has undertaken, to not get in any legal trouble and to have no contact with his accuser without court consent for the next year.

The reason for the revocation of the charges is that, according to prosecutors, the complainant is in Mexico and would not return to Canada for a trial against Osuna. Without her testimony the case against Osuna could not be won. The peace bond, then, was the only real option.

Osuna was arrested in Toronto while still playing for the Blue Jays and was charged with assaulting a woman on May 8. Major League Baseball suspended him for 75 games under the league’s domestic violence policy. The Blue Jays traded him to the Astros on July 30 in exchange for Ken Giles and two minor leaguers and he has pitched for the Astros ever since. This latest hearing was scheduled to coincide with the Astros’ trip to Toronto this week.

The Astros issued a statement:

And statements from Osuna and his attorney: