The Boston Red Sox have activated second baseman Dustin Pedroia from the 10-day disabled list. He had been placed on the 10-day disabled list a week ago, retroactive to July 29, with left knee inflammation.
Pedroia went through workouts on the field over the weekend and seemed OK, so he’s ready to play without the customary rehab assignment. Still, the Sox are taking it easy with him in his first game back, letting him DH tonight against the Rays. Also easing that decision is Hanley Ramirez‘s continued issues with a sore oblique that has kept him out of the lineup for a few days.
Pedroia is hitting .307/.381/.411 with six home runs and 54 RBI in 383 plate appearances this season.
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.