Braves' Marcell Ozuna arrested on domestic violence charge

AP file photo by John Bazemore / Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police officers said they witnessed him attacking his wife.

A statement from the Sandy Springs (Georgia) Police Department said officers responded to a 911 call Saturday afternoon and entered a home where the front door was open and they heard screaming coming from inside.

The statement said officers witnessed Ozuna grab his wife by the neck and throw her against a wall.

"In addition to the strangulation attempts, the suspect also struck the victim with his arm which has a cast from a previous injury," the statement read.

"The victim did have visible injuries, but was not transported to the hospital," the police report continued.

Ozuna has been booked into the Fulton County Jail.