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Roberto Osuna’s court case in Toronto remanded to September 19


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.

Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.