Atlanta Braves’ Marcell Ozuna Arrested On Home Violence Cost

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves star Marcell Ozuna was arrested Saturday on fees of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after cops mentioned they witnessed him attacking his spouse.

A press release from the Sandy Springs Police Division in Georgia mentioned officers responded to a 911 name Saturday afternoon and entered a house the place the entrance door was open and so they heard screaming coming from inside.

The assertion mentioned officers witnessed Ozuna seize his spouse by the neck and throw her towards a wall.

“Along with the strangulation makes an attempt, the suspect additionally struck the sufferer together with his arm which has a solid from a earlier harm,” the assertion mentioned.

“The sufferer did have seen accidents, however was not transported to the hospital,” the police report mentioned.

Ozuna has been booked into Fulton County Jail. An obvious picture of his arrest was posted by a consumer on Twitter. Sandy Springs is a suburb of Atlanta.

Main League Baseball’s Division of Investigations plans to assessment the matter beneath the joint home violence coverage in place between MLB and the gamers affiliation.

“We discovered of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest earlier this night and instantly knowledgeable the Commissioner’s Workplace,” the Braves mentioned in an announcement. “The Braves totally assist Main League Baseball’s coverage on home violence which stresses to the fullest that our society can’t and won’t tolerate home violence in any kind. Till the investigation is accomplished, we could have no additional remark and all inquiries into the matter ought to be referred to the Workplace of the Commissioner.”

ATLANTA, GA – MAY 08: Atlanta Braves Outfielder Marcell Ozuna (20) in the course of the Saturday evening MLB recreation between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies on Could 8, 2021 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. (Picture by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire through Getty Photographs)

Ozuna was positioned on the injured record Friday by the Braves with two dislocated fingers on his left hand. Within the picture circulating of his obvious arrest, he’s carrying a shiny yellow solid.

Atlanta is in New York for a collection towards the Mets this weekend. The Braves misplaced 13-2 on Saturday evening, and supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned he discovered of the arrest after the sport.

“The Braves have made an announcement. I stand by that and that’s all I do know,” Snitker mentioned.

Ozuna re-signed with Atlanta in February on a $65 million, four-year deal after a stellar first season with the Braves in 2020.

He batted .338, led the Nationwide League with 18 homers and completed sixth in NL MVP balloting, turning into a fan favourite within the course of together with his colourful celebrations, together with mimed selfies after dwelling runs.

The Dominican outfielder hit it off with younger teammates Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Albies. Ozuna additionally was a driver of the membership’s pot-stirring hand gesture, utilized by gamers to rejoice huge hits.

Ozuna is in his ninth main league season. He spent his first 5 with Miami, the place he was an All-Star in 2016 and 2017, earlier than taking part in two years for the St. Louis Cardinals. He’s a .273 profession hitter with 173 homers and 620 RBIs.

Ozuna’s spouse, Genesis Ozuna, was arrested on a home violence cost in Miami a yr in the past Saturday.

Need assistance? Within the U.S., name 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline.


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