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MLB Star Closer Suspended 75 Games After Arrest For Domestic Violence

Roberto Asuna warming up in the bullpen for the blue jays

One of the best young closers in baseball was arrested just over a month ago. The standout relief pitcher was allegedly charged with assaulting a woman.

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Asuna was arrested by Toronto police on May 8 and charged with assaulting a woman. He as placed on administrative leave, and has been waiting for the league to investigate the charges.

The league handed down punishment for the star pitcher. He's been suspended for 75 games for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.

As a result, Osuna will forfeit $2.54 million of his $5.3 million salary.

The Blue Jays released a statement following the MLB's decision.

Osuna, 23, has nine saves so far this season.

He had 39 and 36 saves in 2017 and 2016, respectively. The 6-foot-2 closer has been one of baseball's best relief pitchers since entering the majors in 2015.

Osuna was an All-Star during the 2017 season.