Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera's paid administrative leave has been extended through May 3 in an agreement by Major League Baseball and the players' union.
The 31-year-old Cuban defector is accused of assaulting a woman at a hotel outside Washington, D.C., in April and faces a misdemeanor charge. Paid administrative leave normally is limited to seven days under baseball's domestic violence policy.
Olivera signed a six-year, $62.5-million contract with the Dodgers last May and was traded to Atlanta on July 30. He continues to receive his $4 million salary while on leave.
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