MLB outfielder accused of hitting wife with cast, throwing her against a wall

Source: MEGA; Shady Springs police

May 30 2021, Published 11:02 a.m. ET

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An Atlanta Braves outfielder was arrested and is accused of grabbing his wife by the neck and hitting her with his cast, according to police.

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Marcell Ozuna Idelfonso was arrested by the Shady Springs (Georgia) Police Department on May 29 on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation under the domestic violence act and battery under the domestic violence act.

Ozuna was booked into Fulton County Jail and is being held until bond is set in his case.

Around 12:30 p.m., police responded to a 911 call at a Windsor Cove home.

When officers arrived, they heard screaming coming from inside the home and the front door was open, according to police. The officers went inside and saw Ozuna grabbing his wife by the neck and throwing her against the wall.

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The officers arrested Ozuna without further incident.

Police also determined that in addition to the attempted strangulation, Ozuna also hit his wife with an arm in a cast, according to police.

Source: MEGA

Marcell Ozuna in the 2020 MLB playoffs.

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On May 28, the Atlanta Braves put Ozuna on the 10-day Injured list with fractures to his left middle and ring fingers. In February, Ozuna signed a four-year, $65-million contract with the National League club.

Ozuna is hitting .213 on the year with seven home runs. He has played in 48 games.

He could face additional punishment from Major League Baseball for violating the league’s domestic violence policy.


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