Atlanta Braves Outfielder Marcell Ozuna Arrested And Charged With Aggravated Assault By Strangulation And Battery

May. 31 2021, Published 4:17 p.m. ET

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna, 30, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault by strangulation and battery on his wife, Genesis Guzman. Ozuna was charged after police responded to a domestic abuse call on Saturday afternoon at his Sandy Springs, Ga., home.

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When police arrived they heard screaming coming from inside the home and witnessed that the front door was open and Ozuna was allegedly "grabbing the victim by the neck and throwing her against a wall."

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"Officers were able to immediately take the suspect into custody without further incident," the Sandy Springs Police Department wrote in a statement. "In addition to the strangulation attempts, the suspect also struck the victim with his arm, which has a cast from a previous injury. Preliminary investigation has revealed this incident to be domestic-related between the suspect and his wife, both residents of the Windsor Cove home."

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It was also noted in the statement that the victim did indeed have injuries, but was not taken to a hospital. Meanwhile, Ozuna has been booked at Fulton County Jail.

According to CNN, the MLB Department of Investigations has begun an investigation into the matter in accordance with the MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association's joint policy against domestic violence.

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"We learned of Marcell Ozuna's arrest earlier this evening and immediately informed the Commissioner's Office," the Braves wrote in a statement on Twitter. "The Braves fully support Major League Baseball's policy on domestic violence which stresses to the fullest that our society cannot and will not tolerate domestic violence in any form. Until the investigation is completed, we will have no further comment."

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This is reportedly not the first time for the two-time All-Star and his wife. The couple, who share three children, has been involved in past domestic violence charges.

A year ago, Guzman was arrested and charged with domestic battery after she allegedly hit Ozuna with a soap dish, causing a "small laceration" on his face, according to Fox Sports 640's Andy Slater. Guzman pleaded not guilty but was still ordered to stay away from her husband.

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