When Hector Olivera was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest on domestic violence charges, there was no word on when the Atlanta Braves left fielder would be taken off leave and brought back to the team. Since MLB implemented their new policy towards domestic violence cases with involving their players, the only precedent there was to look at was Jose Reyes' case. He ended up missing the entirety of spring training and his playing status is still up in the air.
As it turns out, Hector Olivera was actually supposed to be taken off of administrative leave tomorrow -- exactly one week after he was arrested. However, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Olivera will be on leave for at least another two weeks.
Sources: MLB, union agree to extend Olivera’s paid administrative leave by two weeks. Domestic-violence policy allows for such an extension.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 19, 2016
Extension gives MLB additional time to investigate before making disciplinary ruling. Olivera’s original leave was due to expire tomorrow.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 19, 2016
So apparently, the amount of time that a player will spend on administrative leave will be determined on a case-by-case basis. With that being said, I don't expect to see Olivera return to the team until this case is resolved, and even then, there's a possibility that the Braves may not want him back after this situation. Whether that takes an extra two weeks or even longer, it'd probably be wise to anticipate a pretty long absence for Olivera.
What's most important here is that baseball is taking the time and due diligence to make sure that whatever action taken is appropriate following the result of the case and the investigation. Here's hoping that whatever decision MLB makes is the correct one.