Braves outfielder Hector Olivera was arrested after a domestic dispute at a hotel in Arlington, Va., Wednesday morning.
Olivera, 31, was charged with assault and battery after the incident with the unidentified woman at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The Cuban player’s bond was set at $ 10,000.
This booking photo provided by the Arlington County, Va., Police Department shows Atlanta Braves baseball outfielder Hector Olivera.
Police saidthat the female victim called 911 at 6:51 Wednesday morning saying she had been assaulted. She had visible bruises, according to the police, and was taken to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. The outfielder in his second season with the Braves was taken into police custody at the hotel.
The winless Braves are in Washington for a four-game series against the Nationals.
Olivera, who was originally signed by the Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 2015, is hitting just .211 with 2 RBI for a Braves team that is off to an 0-7 start to the season.
“We are extremely disappointed and troubled to learn of the allegations involving Hector Olivera,” the Braves said in a statement. “We will continue to gather information and will address this matter appropriately as we determine the facts.
“Major League Baseball has placed Olivera on Administrative Leave effective immediately.”
Olivera has been placed on the Restricted List and as a result the Braves recalled infielder Daniel Castro from Triple-A Gwinnett.