Roberto Osuna charged with assaulting a woman

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There are few if any details yet, but John Lott of The Athletic reports that Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was charged with one count of assault on a woman early this morning.

The incident took place in Toronto, where the Blue Jays are home, with an off day yesterday. The Toronto Police Department is not releasing any specifics about the assault so as not to potentially reveal information about the victim of the crime, whose identity is protected under the law.

Obviously there will be more to this story, including any acts or statements the Blue Jays and Major League Baseball take or make pursuant to team and league policies. We’ll update when we learn more.

UPDATE: Major League Baseball has placed Osuna on administrative leave. The league’s statement:

“MLB takes all allegations of this nature very seriously. We are investigating the circumstances and have placed Roberto Osuna on Administrative Leave in accordance with the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy.”

Osuna is scheduled for a court appearance on June 18. He could be facing a suspension from MLB regardless of whether he’s ultimately convicted

UPDATE: Well, this is awkward.


MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.