A statement from the Sandy Springs Georgia Police Department said officers responded to a 911 call on Saturday afternoon and entered a house with the front door open and heard screams coming from inside.
The statement said officers saw Ozuna grab his wife by the neck and throw her against a wall.
“In addition to the strangulation attempts, the suspect also hit the victim with his arm which has a cast from a previous injury,” the statement said.
“The victim had visible injuries, but was not taken to hospital,” the police report said.
Ozuna was sentenced to Fulton County Jail. An apparent photo of his arrest was posted by a user on Twitter. Sandy Springs is a suburb of Atlanta.
Major League Baseball’s Investigations Department plans to review the case under the common domestic violence policy in place between MLB and the Players’ Association.
“We learned of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest earlier in the evening and immediately informed the commissioner’s office,” the Braves said in a statement. “The Braves fully support Major League Baseball’s Domestic Violence Policy which emphasizes to the maximum that our society cannot and will not tolerate domestic violence in any form. Until the investigation is complete, we will have no further comments and all inquiries into the matter should be referred to my office. “
Ozuna was put on the injured list on Friday by the Braves with two dislocated fingers on his left hand. In the circulating photo of his apparent arrest, he wears a bright yellow cast.
Atlanta is in New York for a series against the Mets this weekend. The Braves lost 13-2 on Saturday night, and manager Brian Snitker said he learned of the arrest after the game.
“The Braves have made a statement. I stand by that and that’s all I know, ”Snitker said.
Ozuna re-signed with Atlanta in February on a four-year, $ 65 million contract after a stellar first season with the Braves in 2020.
He beat .338, led the National League with 18 home runs and was sixth in the NL MVP poll, becoming a fan favorite with his colorful celebrations, including mimed selfies after the home runs.
The Dominican outfielder sympathized with young teammates Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies. Ozuna has also been a driving force behind the club’s waving hand movement, used by players to celebrate big hits.
Ozuna’s wife, Genesis Ozuna, was arrested for domestic violence in Miami a year ago on Saturday.