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 by the Sandy Springs Police Department and charged with aggravated assault by strangulation and misdemeanor family violence battery. The Braves placed Ozuna on the 10-day injured list Friday after he fractured two fingers in a game against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.

“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 two-time All-Star signed a four-year, $65 million deal with the Braves in February.





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