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Atlanta Braves star Marcell Ozuna arrested and accused of domestic violence



Marcell Ozuna, an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, was arrested Saturday and accused of domestic battery after an incident at his home.

Ozuna was charged with aggravated assault by strangulation and battery, both under domestic violence laws, after officers were called to his Atlanta-area home around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sandy Springs police said.

Police said officers entered through an open door as they heard screaming inside, where they said they saw Ozuna grab his wife by the neck and throw her against a wall.

He also hit her with a cast on his arm, police alleged. Ozuna was placed on the Braves’ injured list last week after he broke two of his fingers in a game.

Police said the victim had visible injuries but was not taken to a hospital.

According to inmate records, Ozuna remained in custody at the Fulton County Jail on Sunday morning.

The incident has been reported to the Major League Baseball commissioner’s office, which will conduct its own investigation, the Braves said in a statement Saturday.

“The Braves fully support Major League Baseball’s policy on domestic violence which stresses to the fullest that our society cannot and will not tolerate domestic violence in any form,” the statement said.

If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence hotline for help at (800) 799-SAFE (7233), or go to www.thehotline.org for more. States often have domestic violence hotlines as well.

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