Braves' Hector Olivera arrested at team hotel after alleged assault
Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera was arrested Wednesday morning following an alleged dispute with a woman at the team's hotel, WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., first reported.
According to the report, the woman called 911 at 6:51 a.m. and claimed she had been assaulted. Police said the woman had bruises and was taken to the hospital. Olivera, meanwhile, was taken into custody. He has not yet been charged but was placed on administrative league by Major League Baseball.
The Braves, who are in the middle of a four-game series against the Washington Nationals, released this statement:
Braves statement regarding Hector Olivera: pic.twitter.com/E3MShGUTH7— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 13, 2016
Olivera, 31, made his major-league debut last season and has just 21 plate appearances so far this season. He signed a six-year, $62.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers last May after defecting from Cuba, then was traded to the Braves last July in a three-team deal.