Astros reliever Roberto Osuna‘s day in court finally came on Wednesday, but his case was remanded to September 19, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports. That means the case still does not have a resolution and will not for at least another two weeks.
Osuna, 23, was arrested in Toronto and charged with assaulting a woman on May 8. Major League Baseball suspended him 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.
According to Davidi, Osuna’s lawyer Domenic Basile says he is still having discussions about a peace bond, which would withdraw the charge as long as Osuna meets certain conditions. However, Davidi suggests that the high profile nature of the case may complicate that pursuit. As a result, Osuna’s case may end up going to trial.
The Astros travel to Toronto for a three-game series September 24-26.
Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has been placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation, the club revealed Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to August 14. In a corresponding roster move, right-handed reliever Ryan Brasier was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.
It’s an alarming development for the 30-year-old ace, who has been remarkably injury-free after dealing with a lingering case of shoulder inflammation last summer. While he hasn’t replicated the career-high results he delivered over the last two seasons, he still leads Red Sox pitchers with 3.6 fWAR and will head to the IL with a 6-11 record in 25 starts, a 4.40 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, and league-best 13.3 SO/9 through 147 1/3 innings. A timetable has not been given for his return, nor has the severity of his injury been disclosed. Per Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, Sale has been experiencing pain in his elbow since Wednesday and will undergo further evaluation in the days to come.
Brasier, 31, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in mid-July after pitching to mixed results in the majors. He currently holds a 4.46 ERA, 2.7 BB/9, and 8.0 SO/9 with the Red Sox, though his results in Triple-A — one run, one walk, and 13 strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings — suggest that he might be capable of even sharper results when he rejoins the big league club.