Hector Olivera Arrested: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured Columnist

Atlanta Braves' Hector Olivera bats against the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
John Raoux/Associated Press

Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera was arrested in Arlington, Virginia, on April 13 due to his alleged involvement in a domestic dispute.

According to Jeff Goldberg of ABC7 in Washington, D.C., the 31-year-old native of Cuba was arrested at the Ritz-Carlton after a woman called 911 and said she had been assaulted.

Goldberg reported that Olivera has been charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and battery. Goldberg later reported that Olivera posted $10,000 bond and left for the airport.

According to Goldberg, police sources said the woman and Olivera know each other and that the woman had bruises upon the officers' arrival. Goldberg reported that the victim remains in the hospital and that her condition could have been a factor in determining Olivera's charges.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports provided Olivera's mugshot:

Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

Braves OF Hector Olivera was charged with assault and battery for domestic incident. Bond: $10,000. Mug shot below. https://t.co/vElZ6zHwa1

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post spoke to an MLB spokesman who said that Olivera has been placed on administrative leave and that the commissioner's office has begun an investigation into the incident.

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On Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that the league and the players union agreed to extend the leave for two weeks. Rosenthal added that the extension "gives MLB additional time to investigate before making disciplinary ruling.

The Braves released a statement on Olivera's situation:

Atlanta Braves @Braves

Braves statement regarding Hector Olivera: https://t.co/E3MShGUTH7

The former Los Angeles Dodgers signee was traded to the Braves last season as part of a deal that sent pitchers Alex Wood and Jim Johnson to L.A.

Olivera appeared in 24 games for the Braves in 2015 and is hitting .211 with two RBI in six contests so far this season.

He is the starting left fielder for a Braves team that got off to an 0-7 start and is currently 3-9.

Losing Olivera for any period of time would further test the depth of an already thin Braves team that is expected to be one of the worst in baseball.

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