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Atlanta Braves’ Marcell Ozuna arrested for aggravated assault by strangulation, battery


Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated assault and misdemeanor battery in Fulton County (Georgia).

According to Fulton County records, Ozuna, 30, was booked in Fulton County Jail and charged with aggravated assault by strangulation and misdemeanor family violence battery. According to a Sandy Springs Police Department press release, officers received a 911 call at 12:26 p.m. ET on Saturday requesting they respond to an assault in progress. Officers heard screaming, entered through an open front door and witnessed a physical altercation between Ozuna and the victim, identified as his wife.

Ozuna was taken into custody without further incident.

“We learned of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest earlier this evening and immediately informed the Commissioner’s Office,” the Braves said in a statement. “The Braves fully support Major League Baseball’s policy on domestic violence which stresses to the fullest that our society cannot and will not tolerate domestic violence in any form.

“Until the investigation is completed, we will have no further comment and all inquiries into the matter should be referred to the Office of the Commissioner.”

The Braves placed Ozuna on the 10-day injured list Friday after he fractured two fingers sliding into third base against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.

Ozuna was batting .213 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs before going on the IL. The two-time All-Star signed a four-year, $65 million deal with the Braves in February.





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