Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna has been arrested on domestic violence charges, per multiple reports. Ozuna has been charged with aggravated assault strangulation and misdemeanor battery — family violence. The charges are out of Sandy Springs, Georgia, and the records are reportedly from the Fulton County website.
Ozuna will almost certainly be immediately suspended by MLB, based on what has happened previously with such cases, and at first blush it would seem extremely unlikely that Ozuna will play again this season. Ozuna, in the first year of a four year, $64 million deal signed this past offseason, had just been placed on the injured list due to two dislocated fingers suffered when sliding.
A history of strangulation is one of the biggest red flags for future incidences of serious violence of death by an abuser. The Braves have released a statement indicating they have just learned of the incident and condemn any form of domestic violence, and I suspect in the next day or so we will hear more details about the incident.