Marcell Ozuna, an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, was arrested Saturday on fees of aggravated assault strangulation and misdemeanor household violence after officers witnessed him assault his spouse, in response to jail information and the police.
Ozuna, 30, was booked by the Sandy Springs Police Division, in response to Fulton County (Ga.) jail information. Sandy Springs is a northern suburb of Atlanta.
In a press release launched late Saturday night time, the Sandy Springs Police Division stated they obtained a 911 name round 12:30 p.m. concerning an ongoing assault at residence within the metropolis. The division stated its officers heard screaming and noticed the entrance door open after they arrived. Inside, in response to the assertion, officers noticed Ozuna grabbing the sufferer, whom they recognized as his spouse, by the neck and throwing her towards a wall.
Officers arrested Ozuna “with out additional incident,” the assertion stated. The assertion additionally famous that Ozuna had struck his spouse with a forged on his arm. The sufferer, police stated, was injured however not taken to a hospital.
Main League Baseball will even examine the matter.
“We discovered of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest earlier this night and instantly knowledgeable the Commissioner’s Workplace,” the Braves stated in a press release on Saturday night time.
“The Braves absolutely assist Main League Baseball’s coverage on home violence which stresses to the fullest that our society can not and won’t tolerate home violence in any kind. Till the investigation is accomplished, we can have no additional remark and all inquiries into the matter ought to be referred to the Workplace of the Commissioner.”
Since M.L.B. and the gamers’ union enacted a home violence coverage in 2015, 13 gamers have been suspended, with bans starting from 15 to 162 video games following investigations.
Ozuna, a two-time All-Star who led the Nationwide League in residence runs final season, was positioned on the injured listing on Friday after he injured two fingers on his left hand sliding right into a base. He was anticipated to overlook a number of weeks. The Braves have been in New York taking part in the Mets this weekend.
After hitting .338 with 18 residence runs in 60 video games for Atlanta final season, Ozuna completed sixth in voting for the Nationwide League Most Useful Participant Award and re-signed for 4 years and $65 million over the winter. This season, he was hitting .213 with seven residence runs in 48 video games.