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Assault charge against RHP Osuna dropped

Houston Astros' Roberto Osuna, left, leaves a Toronto court, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher agreed to a peace bond that led to the withdrawal of an assault charge against him. He was charged in May with assault in a domestic violence case. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) Canadian prosecutors dropped a domestic assault charge on Tuesday against Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who agreed to stay away from the alleged victim for one year and continue counseling.

Osuna, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, was charged with assault in May. The 23-year-old player was suspended without pay for 75 games for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, and the Blue Jays dealt him to Houston on July 30.

Speaking in court, prosecutor Catherine Mullaly said the complainant, who lives in Mexico, had made clear she would not travel to Toronto to testify against Osuna.

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