Astros' Lance McCullers placed on DL with elbow discomfort

Star Astros pitcher suddenly needs elbow examined

The reliever was arrested and charged with assault May 8 in Toronto.

McCullers was back on the mound at Dodger Stadium for the first time since starting Game 7 of last year's World Series, when the Astros beat Los Angeles.

In his first action since coming off a 75-game suspension for violating MLB's domestic violence policy, Osuna used only five pitches to record a flawless eighth inning and then picked up the victory thanks to a ninth-inning Marwin Gonzalez home run.

The Astros acquired Osuna on Monday in exchange for three pitchers and will eventually turn to him in the ninth inning.

The former All-Star was inserted into the game in the bottom of the eighth inning in San Francisco, though the Astros' official Twitter account made no mention of their controversial acquisition's debut at that juncture.

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"On August 4th, Roberto Osuna willfully and successfully completed his Major League Baseball domestic violence program requirements", the statement began. Because of the ongoing legal proceedings, very little can be said about the incident itself or the case involving Roberto. We believe that Roberto will not let us down.

This was an extremely hard decision for our organization.

The league initially placed Osuna on administrative leave, during which he was paid but could not play.

He had a 2.93 ERA and nine saves this season before the suspension.

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