Josh Hamilton returned to the Rangers’ lineup last night after missing five games with what was initially called a sinus infection and later diagnosed as ocular keratitis.
Either way the former MVP had vision problems, which are now being blamed on too much caffeine and sports drinks drying out his corneas.
Or as Hamilton joked to reporters before the game: “It’s me we’re talking about here. Guys, it’s me. It’s Josh. It’s going to be something weird.”
And then he went out and homered against the A’s, moving ahead of Miguel Cabrera to reclaim the AL lead with 43 long balls.
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.