Roberto Osuna is a professional baseball player from Mexico. He used to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros. He now plays in the Mexican League for the Diablo Rojos del Mexico. While in the MLB, he played for the Toronto Blue Jays as well.
He was named as an American League All-Star in 2017. In 2019, he was the Saves Leader for the league as well.
Osuna started his professional career with the Diablos Rojos del Mexico in 2011. He made a total of 13 appearances before he was drafted into the MLB by the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays assigned him to the minor leagues.
Some of the minor league players he has played for include the Bluefield Blue Jays, the Vancouver Canadians, the Lansing Lugnuts, the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, and the Dunedin Blue Jays.
While in the minors, Osuna had a torn ulnar collateral ligament. He chose to forgo a Tommy John Surgery and instead underwent rehab.
In 2015, he was added to the 40-man roster of the Toronto Blue Jays and he made his debut in the majors on April 28. He was the youngest pitcher to have appeared in the MLB for the team.
In the 2016 season, Osuna finished with a 4-3 record. He was also instrumental in helping the Blue Jays win Game 3 of the American League Division Series. Before 2016 ended, Osuna committed to representing Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.
He started 2017 on the disabled list but he still managed to end the season with 39 saves. In 2018, he was suspended for 75 games because he violated the MLB’s policy on Domestic Abuse. He was later traded by the Blue Jays to the Houston Astros in July 2018.
In 2020, he suffered another injury to his elbow and was recommended to undergo a Tommy John surgery. He chose to rest and rehab instead. He became a free agent in October 2020 and in May 2021, he signed with the Diablos.
Player Bio and Personal Life
Osuna was born in Juan Jose Rios, Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico. His full name is Roberto Osuna Quintero, Jr. He stands 6 feet 2 inches or 188 cm tall. His listed weight is 217 lb. or 98 kg. He is right-handed and he throws and bats with his right. He wears jersey no.54.
He is the cousin of fellow professional baseball player Marcell Osuna. His father used to pitch for the Mexican League and his uncle Antonio Osuna played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In 2018, he was arrested for domestic assault. The charges were withdrawn and exchanged for a peace bond. Due to the charges, Osuna was suspended by the MLB for 75 games.
Career Highlights and Awards