Jeff Goldberg of WJLA-7 in Washington reports that Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera arrested in Arlington, Virginia after allegedly assaulting a woman. The Braves are in the Washington area for their series against the Nationals.
Police sources tell Goldberg that the female victim called 911 from the Ritz Carlton hotel in Arlington at 6:51 this morning saying she had been assaulted. Police say the victim had bruises and was transported to a hospital. Olivera was at the hotel and taken into police custody.
Olivera has played in five games this year and was slated to be the Braves’ regular left fielder. Expect those plans to change.
UPDATE: A Major League Baseball spokesman told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that Olivera has been placed on administrative leave and the commissioner’s office has begun an investigation.