Roberto Osuna made his debut for the Houston Astros on Monday night in San Francisco, one day after being activated following a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.
Osuna, appearing in the bottom of the eighth inning with the Astros trailing the Giants 1-0, retired three straight batters with two fly balls and a groundout.
Houston acquired Osuna last week while he was still serving his penalty. The righty reliever was arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend May 8 in Toronto. Few details have been made public and the next court date in the case is scheduled for Sept. 5.
The Astros have received much criticism for acquiring the former All-Star closer, who met his new teammates Sunday and addressed the club for 10 minutes in a closed-door meeting.