As Major League Baseball’s investigation into an alleged domestic violence incident continues, Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera reportedly had his paid leave extended on Wednesday. 

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported MLB extended Olivera’s leave.

On April 13, Jeff Goldberg of ABC 7 in Virginia reported that Olivera was arrested for a domestic dispute that took place in Arlington, Virginia. 

The Braves released a statement regarding the situation involving Olivera the same day his arrest happened, announcing they’d placed him on the restricted list:

We are extremely disappointed and troubled to learn of the allegations involving Hector Olivera. We will continue to gather information and will address this matter appropriately as we determine the facts. Major League Baseball has placed Oliver on Administrative Leave effective immediately.

Goldberg later reported that Olivera had been charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and battery. On April 19, MLB announced that it was extending Olivera’s paid leave by two weeks through May 3 while it continued to investigate the matter. 

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported on April 24 the Braves were attempting to trade Olivera, but one executive for a team they called said “I can’t believe they even asked” about their interest. 

MLB’s domestic violence policy gives Commissioner Rob Manfred authority to issue punishment as he sees fit following an investigation. New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman was suspended for the first 30 games of this season for allegedly choking his girlfriend and firing a gun eight times in the garage of his Florida home. 

The 31-year-old Olivera was acquired by the Braves in July 2015 as part of a package that sent pitcher Alex Wood to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He’s signed through 2020 and has only played 30 MLB games, hitting .245/.296/.378 with two home runs. 

Read more MLB news on