Braves’ Marcell Ozuna arrested for aggravated assault by strangulation and family violence

Marcell Ozuna in the Fulton County jail..

Marcell Ozuna in the Fulton County jail..
Image: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office (AP)

Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested Saturday for aggravated assault by strangulation and family violence, according to multiple reports.

Ozuna, 30, was arrested by the Sandy Springs police and held without bond at at the Fulton County jail. Here’s his jail record.

The Braves, who are in New York for a series with the Mets, released a statement on the arrest:

“We learned of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest earlier this evening and immediately informed the Commissioner’s Office. The Braves fully support Major League Baseball’s policy on domestic violence which stresses to the fullest that our society cannot and will not tolerate domestic violence in any form. Until the investigation is completed, we will have no further comment and all inquiries into the matter should be referred to the Office of the Commissioner.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, MLB is expected to conduct an investigation into Ozuna, and “could suspend him under the league’s jointly negotiated policy with the MLB Players Association.”

Ozuna had been on the Injured List since Friday after breaking two fingers while sliding into third base on Tuesday.

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