Hector Olivera suspended 82 games for violating domestic violence policy
Atlanta Braves infielder Hector Olivera has been suspended 82 games for violating the league’s joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy, the MLB announced Thursday.
The suspension is retroactive to April 30, meaning Olivera will be able to play again after August 1.
"My office has completed its investigation into the allegation that Hector Olivera violated Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy on April 13, 2016," commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. "Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Olivera violated the Policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will expire on August 1st. Mr. Olivera has also agreed to make a significant charitable contribution to one or more charitable organizations focused on preventing and treating survivors of domestic violence."
Olivera will not appeal the suspension, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
The 31-year-old was arrested on April 13 after a dispute with a woman at a Washington, D.C.-area hotel. He was charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and battery.
Olivera was acquired by the Braves in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers in July.