Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna posts bond following Gwinnett DUI arrest

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ExploreBraves’ Marcell Ozuna accused of choking, hitting wife

Ozuna was initially charged with felony aggravated assault, but the charges were later reduced to battery and simple assault with family violence enhancements. As a first offender, Ozuna agreed to enter the pretrial diversion program.

Atlanta Braves designated hitter Marcell Ozuna walks off the field after popping up for the final out to Philadelphia Phillies pitcher David Robertson (right) who celebrates the 3-1 victory with catcher J.T. Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins (far left) during the ninth inning of a MLB baseball game on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, in Atlanta.

Credit: Curtis Compton / [email protected]

Credit: Curtis Compton / [email protected]

Atlanta Braves designated hitter Marcell Ozuna walks off the field after popping up for the final out to Philadelphia Phillies pitcher David Robertson (right) who celebrates the 3-1 victory with catcher J.T. Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins (far left) during the ninth inning of a MLB baseball game on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, in Atlanta.

Credit: Curtis Compton / [email protected]

Credit: Curtis Compton / [email protected]

Major League Baseball placed Ozuna on administrative leave for the 2021 season while the league investigated. Ozuna was retroactively suspended for 20 games without pay.

Ozuna apologized to his teammates and fans at spring training in March.

“My fans, I’m going to give you the best,” Ozuna said, “and I’m going to be a better person, and I’m sorry.”

Ozuna last appeared with the Braves on Aug. 14 in their series against the Miami Marlins. He is currently batting .214 and has 20 home runs on the season.

A Norcross police spokesman said officers were working to detail Friday’s arrest in an incident report and would provide a copy to the AJC once completed. The Braves have not publicly commented on the arrest.

— Please return to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for updates.

Staff writer Alexis Stevens contributed to this article.


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