Mike Moustakas

Braves' Hector Olivera suspended 82 games

Braves' Hector Olivera suspended 82 games

The Atlanta Braves' dismal season took another turn for the worse Thursday when outfielder Hector Olivera was suspended through Aug. 1 for his arrest on domestic violence charges. 

The suspension, announced by Commissioner Rob Manfred, is without pay and covers 82 games, retroactive to April 30. 

Olivera was arrested April 13 at a hotel outside Washington, D.C., charged with assault and battery of a woman and was immediately placed on leave. 

Agreeing with the police report filed in Arlington, Va., Manfred's office finished an investigation that concluded Olivera was responsible for visible bruises on the woman's body. A...