Blue Jays’ Roberto Osuna says he’s battling mental illness

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna told reporters before Sunday afternoon’s game that he was struggling with mental illness, according to Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet Canada.

Osuna did not play in Friday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals, where Blue Jays relievers Aaron Loup and Jason Grilli blew a three-run lead. The Royals lost the game 5–4.

Osuna says he was feeling “anxious and lost.”

Osuna has a 2.48 ERA with 19 saves and 37 strikeouts on the year.

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