Atlanta Braves left fielder Hector Olivera has been arrested for involvement in a domestic violence dispute while at a hotel in Arlington, VA while The Braves are visiting the Washington Nationals. Olivera has already been placed on administrative leave by MLB per it’s domestic-violence policy.
Police were called to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City at 6:51 a.m. Wednesday by a woman saying she had been assaulted.
An ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., WJLA, reported the female victim had bruises and was transported to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington.
Police say Olivera, 31, and the alleged victim knew each other, but would not detail their relationship, according to news reports.
Olivera was at the Ritz-Carlton when police arrived and was taken into custody, and near noon he still was waiting to appear before a magistrate and had not been formally charged.
Olivera, 31 is still a rookie having played in just 30 games, batting .245/.296/.378/.674 with 2 Home Runs. Olivera has appeared in 6 games this season.
h/t (Huge Thanks) to Prof for the heads up.
The Braves have issued the following statement on the situation:
“We are extremely disappointed and troubled to learn of the allegations involving Hector Olivera. We will continue to gather information and will address this matter appropriately as we determine the facts. Major League Baseball has placed Oliver on Administrative Leave effective immediately.”