Major League Baseball has placed Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna on administrative leave as it continues to investigate domestic violence allegations made against him, reports David O’Brien of The Athletic. MLB has not made a formal announcement.
The league has the authority to unilaterally place players on administrative leave for up to seven days, per the MLB-MLBPA Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. The leave can be extended thereafter by mutual agreement between MLB and the Players Association. Placement on administrative leave is not a disciplinary action and does not reflect any sort of finding in the league’s investigation. Players placed on administrative leave continue to be paid and to accumulate Major League service time.
Ozuna has been on the 10-day injured list since May 28 after fracturing the middle and ring fingers in his left hand.