Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested on Saturday and charged with aggravated assault strangulation and misdemeanor battery- family violence in Sandy Springs, GA, according to Fulton County jail records.

That’s as far as the details go right now, but this is obviously very bad.

Ozuna, 30, signed a four-year, $65 million deal with the Braves as a free agent in February after he was a top-three hitter in MLB last season with a .338/.431/.636 slash line. He’s a two-time All-Star that has spent time with the Miami Marlins (2013-17) and  St. Louis Cardinals (2018-19) in addition to the Braves (since 2020). He’s currently on the Injured List with two broken fingers suffered earlier this week, and had a disappointing .213/.288/.356 slash line in 30 games this season before the injuries.

Last year, Ozuna’s wife Genesis was arrested and charged with domestic battery after allegedly throwing a soap dish at him that led to a facial injury.

UPDATE: Sandy Springs police released more details on Saturday night about the arrest. Police officers witnessed Ozuna grabbing his wife “by the neck and throwing her against a wall.”

“In addition to the strangulation attempts, the suspect also struck the victim with his arm which has a cast from a previous injury.”

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