Marcell Ozuna receives retroactive suspension of 20 games for domestic violence

Marcell Ozuna received a retroactive suspension for 20 games of the regular season, after he violated the league’s domestic violence policy, after having attacked his wife GĂ©nesis on May 29.

The suspension is retroactive to September 10 and covers the last 24 days of the regular season while on administrative leave, which means that Ozuna will be able to be with the Atlanta Braves at the start of the 2022 season.

“My office has completed its investigation into the allegations that Marcell Ozuna violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse. After reviewing all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Ozuna violated our Policy and that discipline is appropriate, “Manfred said in a statement.

The Ozuna’s arrest took place on May 29 of this year, when the police responded to a 911 call, Agents saw the player attack his wife and even strangle her, but prosecutors dropped the felony charge in July.

He re-signed with Atlanta on a four-year, $ 65 million deal in February after hitting .338 with 19 home runs and 56 RBIs for the Braves during the 2020 season shortened by the pandemic.

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