Report: MLB extends domestic-violence leave for Braves’ Olivera
Major League Baseball has extended the leave for Braves outfielder Hector Olivera under its domestic-violence policy, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Olivera was arrested April 13 at the team’s Arlington, Va., hotel following a dispute with a woman, and charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and battery. MLB placed him on administrative leave, which Rosenthal reports will be extended two more weeks to allow for additional investigation.
According to reports, a woman called police shortly before 7 a.m. to report she had been assaulted at the Ritz Carlton in Arlington, Va. The woman had bruises and was taken to a hospital, police said. Police said Olivera and the woman knew each other, but did not specify the nature of their relationship.
Olivera, 31, signed with the Dodgers last spring after defecting from Cuba and was acquired by the Braves last July through a trade.