Report: Braves' Marcell Ozuna placed on administrative leave

Atlanta Braves' Marcell Ozuna (20) follows through on a solo home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, May 21, 2021, in Atlanta (John Bazemore/AP).

Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna has been placed on administrative leave, according to Braves beat reporter for The Athletic David O'Brien.

As per the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, Ozuna is being placed on administrative leave for seven days, with the possibility of it being extended as the investigation continues.

Ozuna was arrested on domestic abuse charges in May.

His charges could be dropped in the next three to six months, as he reportedly entered a diversion program on Sept. 9.


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