Marcell Ozuna, an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, was arrested on Saturday after police in an Atlanta suburb responded to an assault report and saw him grab a woman by the neck and throw her against a wall.
Officers responding to a call about an assault in progress entered a residence and saw Ozuna assaulting the woman, according to a press release from the Sandy Springs Police Department.
According to the release, “preliminary investigation has revealed that this incident was domestic-related between the suspect and his wife, both residents of the… home.”
Ozuna, 30, also hit the woman with his cast-covered arm, according to the press release. He was taken into custody “without incident” and booked into the Fulton County Jail, according to the release. According to police, he faces charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery under the Domestic Violence Act.
According to SSPD, the woman had visible injuries but was not taken to the hospital.
Ozuna’s representative has been contacted by CNN for comment.
In a statement released Saturday evening, the Atlanta Braves said they learned of Ozuna’s arrest “and immediately informed the Commissioner’s Office.”
“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. Until the investigation is completed, we will have no further comment and all inquiries into the matter should be referred to the Office of the Commissioner.”
According to a source familiar with the situation, the MLB is aware of Ozuna’s arrest and its Department of Investigations is investigating the matter in accordance with the MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association’s joint policy against domestic violence.
After fracturing two fingers on his left hand during Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox, Ozuna was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier this week.