Houston Astro Roberto Osuna returned to the Rogers Centre to a cold reception.
The closer came into Monday night’s game to put the finishing touches on a 5-3 Astros victory. It was Osuna’s 19th save of the season.
Osuna became a fan favourite during the 2015 season when, less than two years after undergoing Tommy John surgery, he took over closing games at the age of 20. We know about how good that team was, and how money he was for them en route to their back-to-back ALCS appearances.
This was a return that wasn’t like anything else. He was part of the team’s plans, until suddenly, he wasn’t. The divorce between many Blue Jays fans and Osuna was quick after news broke about his arrest on an assault charge back in May. He was handed a 75-game suspension by the MLB and was shipped out of town before it was complete.
This is obviously still a touchy subject, with the real world damage done, and his court date set for tomorrow. I’ll just leave the video below and let everybody else fight about it in the comments.
Roberto Osuna's return pic.twitter.com/98kwftOLQY
— Richard Lee-Sam (@RLeesam) September 25, 2018