Wednesday morning player Hector Olivera from the Braves was under arrest for domestic violence at the Arlington Ritz Carlton Hotel. The female victim called 911 around 6 am stating she had been attacked by Olivera. Later, she went to the Virginia Hospital Center.
The police stated that when they arrived at the scene, the woman had signs of bruises. Police say that the woman and Olivera know each other, but it is unknown the nature of their relationship.
At this time, Olivera has been at the Arlington police station in processing. The Atlanta Braves have spoken on this issue saying that they’re very troubled and disappointed to hear about the allegations against their player, Hector Olivera.
Reports say that Olivera is facing charges on assault and battery, which amounts to a misdemeanor. A $10,000 bond is set at this time.
The Braves plan to keep gathering information on the matter and determine the next step. The Major League Baseball has placed Olivera on immediate paid administrative leave.
Olivera was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on April 5th, 1985. The athlete started his career playing for the Santiago De Cuba team from 2003 through 2014 in the Cuban National Series.
At 31-years-old, he joined the Braves as part of a three-team trade with the well-known Dodgers. Olivera has played as a left fielder for the Atlanta Braves of the Major League Baseball since July 2015. Before that, he won a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in 2008 as a part of the Cuban team.
In that year, he hit 433 runs battled for them and hit .323 with 96 home runs. In the 2012 and 2013 Baseball season he wasn’t able to play the entire season due to a blood disorder, but he was able to participate part-time during the 2013 to 2014 season.