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Braves OF arrested over assault allegation

Braves LF Hector Olivera was arrested for alleged involvement in a domestic dispute at a hotel in Arlington, Va., and placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball per its domestic violence policy.

Police were called to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at 6:51 a.m. Wednesday by a woman saying she had been assaulted.

An ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., WJLA, reported the female victim had bruises and was transported to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. Police say Olivera, 31, and the alleged victim knew each other but would not detail their relationship.

Olivera was at the Ritz-Carlton when police arrived and was taken into custody.

OBITUARY: Former longtime Tigers broadcaster Paul Carey died Tuesday at his home in Rochester, Mich. He was 88. Nancy Carey said her husband suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart disease. Mr. Carey was the late Ernie Harwell's radio broadcast partner from 1973-91.

CARDINALS: LHP Marco Gonzales has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow and is scheduled for season-ending Tommy John surgery.

PIRATES: 1B Michael Morse was designated for assignment. … INF Jung Ho Kang, who is coming back from September knee surgery, was medically cleared to play in extended spring training games.

RED SOX: 3B Pablo Sandoval went on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder sprain.

TWINS: Closer Glen Perkins went on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of the back side of his left (pitching) shoulder.

YANKEES: LHP Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect inning in his first extended spring training game. Chapman is working out in Tampa while serving a suspension stemming from baseball's domestic violence policy. … C Brian McCann sat out with a bruised left big toe. … 1B/OF Nick Swisher agreed to a minor-league deal.

Braves OF arrested over assault allegation 04/13/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 8:31pm]
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