Atlanta Outfielder Is Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Marcell Ozuna, an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated assault strangulation and misdemeanor family violence after officers witnessed him attack his wife, according to jail records and the police.

Ozuna, 30, was booked by the Sandy Springs Police Department, according to Fulton County (Ga.) jail records. Sandy Springs is a northern suburb of Atlanta.

In a statement released late Saturday night, the Sandy Springs Police Department said they received a 911 call around 12:30 p.m. regarding an ongoing assault at home in the city. The department said its officers heard screaming and saw the front door open when they arrived. Inside, according to the statement, officers saw Ozuna grabbing the victim, whom they identified as his wife, by the neck and throwing her against a wall.

Officers arrested Ozuna “without further incident,” the statement said. The statement also noted that Ozuna had struck his wife with a cast on his arm. The victim, police said, was injured but not taken to a hospital.

Major League Baseball will also investigate the matter.

“We learned of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest earlier this evening and immediately informed the Commissioner’s Office,” the Braves said in a statement on Saturday night.

“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.”

Since M.L.B. and the players’ union enacted a domestic violence policy in 2015, 13 players have been suspended, with bans ranging from 15 to 162 games following investigations.

Ozuna, a two-time All-Star who led the National League in home runs last season, was placed on the injured list on Friday after he injured two fingers on his left hand sliding into a base. He was expected to miss several weeks. The Braves were in New York playing the Mets this weekend.

After hitting .338 with 18 home runs in 60 games for Atlanta last season, Ozuna finished sixth in voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award and re-signed for four years and $65 million over the winter. This season, he was hitting .213 with seven home runs in 48 games.

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