Los Angeles (AFP) – Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna might be free to start out for the World Sequence champions subsequent season after being given a retroactive 20-game suspension for home violence, Main League Baseball mentioned on Monday.
Ozuna, who has not performed for the Braves for the reason that allegations emerged in Could, has been suspended for 20 regular-season video games for violating MLB’s joint home violence, sexual assault and youngster abuse coverage.
Due to Ozuna’s prolonged spell on the sidelines, the 31-year-old Dominican has already served his suspension, which means he might be free to play subsequent yr.
“My workplace has accomplished its investigation into the allegations that Marcell Ozuna violated Main League Baseball’s Joint Home Violence, Sexual Assault and Baby Abuse Coverage,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred mentioned.
“Having reviewed the totality of the accessible proof, I’ve concluded that Mr. Ozuna violated our Coverage and that self-discipline is acceptable.”
Ozuna was arrested in Could by police in Fulton County, Georgia, for aggravated assault strangulation and battery.
A police report mentioned Ozuna choked his spouse and threw her in opposition to a wall.
Ozuna, on a five-year contract with the Braves, led the Nationwide League in 2020 with 18 dwelling runs and 56 runs batted in throughout a marketing campaign shortened by Covid-19.
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