Atlanta Braves’ Marcell Ozuna has MLB administrative leave extended through Friday, source says

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna has had his administrative leave prolonged by way of Friday, a league supply confirmed to ESPN.

Ozuna is now collaborating in a diversion method that he entered in a pretrial resolution on Sept. 9, additional than a few months right after currently being arrested on assault charges following allegedly assaulting his wife.

He faces misdemeanor prices of family members violence battery and very simple assault, but when he entered the diversion plan, a Fulton County deputy district attorney introduced that all those expenses will be dropped if Ozuna satisfies the resolution’s ailments in 6 months.

Ozuna was positioned on 6 months’ supervision and must endure a 24-7 days family violence intervention system. He also should full 200 hrs of group provider, refrain from illegal drug use and stay away from any make contact with with his wife. The 6 months’ supervision could be terminated after three months if he completes the necessities of the method early.

The extension of his administrative depart by MLB was very first noted by The Athletic this Friday.

A suspension still continues to be a chance for Ozuna, pending a assessment of the issue by MLB under the joint domestic violence coverage. As has been the situation for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, Ozuna’s administrative leave can be extended several occasions if MLB and the MLBPA agree to do so.

Ozuna’s subsequent scheduled court docket appearances is Jan. 13.

Following finishing sixth in NL MVP balloting previous time, Ozuna signed a 4-year, $65 million offer in absolutely free agency to return to the Braves this season. He strike .213 with 7 homers and 26 RBIs over 48 online games in advance of likely on the wounded record with dislocated fingers experienced during a sport on May well 25, a couple times in advance of his arrest.