Major League Baseball announced on Monday that Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has had his administrative leave extended through May 21.
Osuna, 23, was charged with assaulting a woman last week on a Blue Jays off-day. The league placed him on administrative leave on May 8. He is scheduled for a court appearance on June 18. Major League Baseball continues to investigate the situation. Osuna is likely facing a suspension, regardless of whether or not he is convicted next month.
Prior to the incident, Osuna had racked up nine saves with a 2.93 ERA and a 13/1 K/BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings. Tyler Clippard has recorded the only save for the Blue Jays since Osuna has been absent.
Rays shortstop prospect Willy Adames took Red Sox starter and 2017 AL Cy Young Award runner-up Chris Sale yard for his first major league home run on Tuesday night. It was his second major league at-bat. The dinger cut the Rays’ deficit to 3-1.
The Rays called Adames up from Triple-A Durham ahead of Tuesday’s game. Adames is the Rays’ No. 2 prospect and No. 22 in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. With Durham, he hit .311/.387/.466 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 173 plate appearances.
Manager Kevin Cash said that Adames is only going to be with the Rays for two or three days while Joey Wendle is on paternity leave, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported. Adames is making his case to stay longer.