Padres designate newly acquired Olivera for assignment
SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have designated newly acquired outfielder Hector Olivera for assignment after he came off the restricted list Tuesday following an 82-game domestic violence suspension.
The Padres traded outfielder Matt Kemp and $10.5 million for Olivera on Saturday. Olivera was arrested April 13 at a hotel near Washington D.C., and Major League Baseball announced May 27 that he had agreed to the suspension, which was retroactive to April 30. Olivera has a pending court date in Alexandria, Virginia.
Olivera agreed in early 2015 to a $62.5 million, six-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, then was traded to the Braves last July.
Utility player Alexi Amarista was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. Amarista was injured while running the bases in Monday's win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Padres recalled infielder Jose Rondon from Double-A San Antonio.