Hector Olivera found guilty of domestic assault, sentenced to 10 days in jail
Free agent Hector Olivera was found guilty on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge and sentenced to serve 10 days in jail on Thursday, A.J. Perez of USA TODAY Sports reports.
Olivera was arrested back on April 13 in Washington, D.C. after a domestic dispute during which he assaulted a woman at the Braves’ hotel outside of Washington, D.C. Major League Baseball suspended him for 82 games. In what became a salary dump, the Braves sent Olivera to the Padres on July 30 in exchange for outfielder Matt Kemp. Shortly thereafter, the Padres released Olivera.
Olivera, 31, has played only 30 games in the major leagues but has compiled a mediocre .245/.296/.378 triple-slash line over 108 plate appearances.