Source: Atlanta Braves player arrested for dispute with woman at Ritz Carlton in Arlington
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) - Atlanta Braves player Hector Olivera has posted bond and is allegedly headed to an airport after being arrested for a dispute with a woman at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Arlington, police sources have told ABC7's Jeff Goldberg. The Braves are in town for a four-game series against the Washington Nationals.
Police sources say the female victim called 911 from the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City at 6:51 a.m. Wednesday saying she had been assaulted. Police say the victim had bruises and was transported to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. Olivera was at the hotel and taken into police custody.
Olivera was processed by the Arlington Police Department and charged withone count misdemeanor assault and battery, ABC7 learned.
Sources say Olivera is not an American citizen, but since he is from Cuba, Olivera's immigration status should not be in question.
Police say Olivera and the female victim are known to one another. Details of their relationship are unknown at this time.
The 31-year-old Olivera is a native of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba and an outfielder for the Braves, according to MLB.com.
CNN Sports received this statement from the MLB on the incident:
"Consistent with our Joint Domestic Violence Policy, the player has been placed on administrative leave and the Commissioner's Office has begun an investigation."
The Braves statement regarding Hector Olivera:
"We are extremely disappointed and troubled to learn of the allegations involving Hector Olivera. We will continue to gather information and will address this matter appropriately as we determine the facts. Major League Baseball has placed Olivera on Administrative Leave effec-tive immediately."
During the period of Administrative Leave, Olivera shall be on the Restricted List for the purposes of the Club's Reserve List limits. As a result, the Braves have recalled infielder Daniel Castro from Triple-A Gwinnett.
This story will be updated.