Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested on Saturday for domestic violence and strangulation, the Sandy Springs Police Department in suburban Atlanta reported.
Major Baseball has indicated that it is aware of the situation and will assess the situation according to its policy on the matter.
« We learned of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest earlier in the evening and immediately notified the commissioner’s office, » the Braves said in a statement. The Braves fully support the MLB domestic violence policy which argues that such violence cannot be tolerated in our society. We will have no further comments until the investigation is completed and any further comments are made. request must be made to the commissioner’s office. «
The Braves put Ozuna’s name on the casualty list on Friday as he suffered from a two-finger dislocation of his left hand.
Ozuna signed a new four-year deal with the Braves in February worth $ 65 million.