Toronto Police is investigating how a photo of Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna in a holding cell was leaked to a news outlet.
Global News posted a story Wednesday morning that showed it had obtained a photo of Osuna inside the cell, wearing dark clothing with his legs outstretched.
Half an hour later, in response to a Twitter user, police posted on social media, “There is a Toronto Police Service Professional Standards investigation commenced relating to the Osuna photo.”
Police declined to give further information.
Osuna, 23, was arrested and charged with assault on Tuesday. He was arrested on the scene. He was released later in the morning, and will appear in court at Old City Hall on June 18.
A professional player, he was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball (MLB) on the same day pending his case.
In a statement, MLB said, “It takes all allegations of this nature very seriously” and is investigating the incident.