Just when you thought this season couldn’t get any worse. The Atlanta Braves suffered a blowout 13-2 loss to the New York Mets Saturday night and yet was just a footnote on another tough day. Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested Saturday and charged with alleged domestic violence and was being held in Fulton County jail without bond. Major League Baseball is expected to launch and investigation into the incident and Ozuna could be facing a lengthy suspension.
The Braves issued the following statement in regards to Ozuna’s arrest.
Statement from the Atlanta Braves: pic.twitter.com/qISsfrUAiL— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 30, 2021
Brian Snitker told reporters after the game that he heard about Ozuna’s arrest right before he came in for the postgame media session. The Braves signed Ozuna to a four-year, $65 million deal this past offseason. He went on the injured list earlier this week after breaking two fingers on his left hand while sliding into a base.
MLB.com’s Andrew Simon spotlights seven players who have turned it around after slow starts. For the Braves’ Simon focuses on Austin Riley who was hitting .182/.275/.182 with a 31 wRC+ and didn’t record his first extra-hit until game No. 18.
The Los Angeles Dodgers got a key piece of their lineup back Saturday when they reinstated Cody Bellinger from the injured list. Bellinger has appeared in just four games this season due to a stress fracture in his fibula. The Dodgers also activated Zach McKinstry and optioned DJ Peters and Sheldon Neuse.
The Dodgers weren’t the only team to get a key player back as the Phillies activated J.T. Realmuto from the injured list Saturday. Realmuto has been dealing with a bruised hand.
The Colorado Rockies placed shortstop Trevor Story on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. The move is retroactive to Friday. The team reinstated Matt Adams from the injured list to replace Story on the active roster.
Cubs infielder David Bote suffered a separated left shoulder during Saturday’s game. Bote suffered the injury while sliding into second base.
The Detroit Tigers placed right hander Jose Urena on the 10-day injured list Saturday due to a forearm strain. The injury though isn’t thought to be serious and Detroit is hoping that Urena will miss only one start.