Houston Astros Acquire Suspended Closer Osuna
It has been reported that the Houston Astros, who have been searching for a more consistent closer have finally found one, kind of. They have acquired 23 year old closer from the Toronto Blue Jays, Roberto Osuna. In exchange the Astros trade away former closer Ken Giles and two minor league pitchers Hector Perez and Davis Paulino.
Roberto Osuna seems to be a more consistent option for the Houston bullpen as he's notched 35+ saves in back to back years (2016 and 2017). The one caveat to this deal? Osuna is currently serving a 75 game suspension for violation of Major League Baseball's Domestic Violence Policy. He is eligible to return to baseball on August 5th and will be permitted to pitch in the playoffs, unlike if you're suspended mid-season for PED use.
Here's what Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow had to say regarding the trade to acquire the suspended Roberto Osuna: