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Braves Outfielder Hector Olivera Suspended 82 Games After Domestic Violence Charges

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Major League Baseball announced today that Braves outfielder Hector Olivera has been suspended without pay through August 1, for violating the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. The suspension is retroactive to April 30, meaning Olivera is suspended for 82 games in total.

Olivera was arrested last month in Virginia and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery after allegedly assaulting a woman in a hotel while the Braves were playing at the Nationals. The Braves reportedly tried trading Olivera after his arrest, but found no takers.

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