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Former Dodger Hector Olivera's paid leave is extended by MLB and players' union

Former Dodger Hector Olivera's paid leave is extended by MLB and players' union

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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