Prosecutors withdrew the assault charge against Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna as part of an agreement announced in a Toronto courthouse on Tuesday.
Osuna, who attended the hearing at the Old City Hall courthouse in Toronto, agreed to a peace bond in the case, which is equivalent to many diversion programs in the U.S. The peace bond will run for one year and includes a no-contact order with the victim, CTV News reported.
“I am pleased and relieved by today’s court decision. Now I can begin to put these allegations behind me and focus on baseball," Osuna said. "I want to thank my family, teammates and fans for believing in me. I am grateful to the Astros for providing me with the opportunity to play baseball and compete for a World Series championship."
Osuna said he hopes to put the incident behind him and focus on the future.
"The Houston Astros look forward to Roberto continuing his commitment to be a productive and caring part of our community," the Astros said in a statement. "The Astros remain committed to increase our support regarding the issues of domestic violence and abuse of any kind. We have engaged with a number of local, state and national organizations - and we look forward to working with them in the short term and over the long term.”