The Atlanta Braves’ Hector Olivera was
suspended through Aug. 1 for his arrest on domestic violence charges. It will be without pay and technically now has started April 30th.
Olivera was arrested April 13 at a hotel near Washington, D.C., charged with assault and battery of a woman and he was placed on leave.
The Braves still owe Olivera over $28 million through a $47 million contract that runs through 2020. The Dodgers are paying the remainder.
Olivera is the third player penalized this season including Aroldis Chapman and Jose Reyes.
The Braves said in a statement that they fully support the decision, adding they “will have no further comment on the matter at this time.”
Olivera made his major league debut Sept. 1 and hit .253 with two homers and 11 RBI in 24 games. Atlanta moved him to left field in spring training and he hit .211 with no homers and two RBI.