Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna had his Main League Baseball administrative go away prolonged by way of Friday, based on ESPN’s Bradford Doolittle.
Ozuna is presently collaborating in a diversion program as a part of a pretrial decision greater than three months after being arrested on assault prices after allegedly assaulting his spouse.
The 30-year-old faces misdemeanor prices of household violence battery and easy assault. The fees could possibly be dropped if Ozuna meets the diversion program’s circumstances inside six months.
Ozuna might nonetheless face a suspension from Main League Baseball even when he completes the diversion program. The league is reviewing his case underneath the home violence coverage between the MLB and MLB Gamers Affiliation.
Ozuna signed a four-year, $65 million cope with the Braves after a stable first season with the franchise in 2020. In 48 video games this season, he is hitting .213/.288/.356 with seven dwelling runs and 26 RBI.
Regardless of the absence of Ozuna and Ronald Acuna Jr., who tore his ACL, the Braves are first within the Nationwide League East with a 76-69 document, two video games forward of the second-place Philadelphia Phillies.