Braves’ Hector Olivera suspended 82 games by MLB for domestic violence incident

Braves’ Hector Olivera suspended 82 games by MLB for domestic violence incident

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Braves outfielder Hector Olivera was suspended for 82 games without payThursday for violatingMajor League Baseballdomesticviolence policy.Olivera will not appeal the suspension, which is retroactive to April 30 and will run through Aug. 1.MORE: Most heinous crimes connected to athletesBaseball commi sionerRobManfred, in announcing the suspension, said Olivera also agreed to make a “significant” donation to charitable organizations devoted to domestic violenceprevention and treatment of survivors.Olivera, 31, was arrested April 13 in Arlington, Nolan Ryan Jersey Va., after hewas accused of a saultinga woman at the Braves’ hotel. The teamwas playing a series against the Nationals in Washington at the time.He wascharged withone count of misdemeanor a sault andbattery and was placed onadministrative leave while MLB reviewed the incident.MORE: Jose Reyes vows to be better man in response to suspensionMLB said Olivera will be allowed toparticipate in extended spring training activities, followed by a minor league rehabilitation a signment beginning no sooner than July 15.The Cuba nativeis batting Bartolo Colon Jersey .211 with two RBIs this season. He signed a six-year, $62.5 https://www.rangersedges.com/texas-rangers/bartolo-colon-jersey million contract with the Dodgers in May 2015. The Braves acquired him as part of a three-team, 13-player trade on July 30.Olivera is the third major league player to be suspended for violating the domestic violence policy. Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman was suspended for 30 gamesafter an offseason incident with his girlfriend in Florida. Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes received a 51-game suspension, retroactive to opening day,in response to an offseasonincident with his wife in Hawaii.

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