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.