Marcell Ozuna of the Atlanta Braves has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Check out his full news and his net worth
Marcell Ozuna : Braves | Arrested | DUI | Net worth
Nicknamed “The Big Bear”, is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).
|Marcell Ozuna Idelfonso
|Born: November 12, 1990
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
|April 30, 2013, for the Miami Marlins
He has previously played in MLB for the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. He made his MLB debut in 2013 with the Marlins.
Ozuna was signed by the Marlins as an amateur free agent in 2008. He is a two-time MLB All-Star (2016, 2017), and won both a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger Award in 2017, his breakout season.
That year, he finished fourth in the National League (NL) in batting average (.312), and third in home runs (37) and runs batted in (124). Following the 2017 season, the Marlins traded Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals. In 2020 he led the NL in both home runs and RBIs.
Marcell Ozuna braves
On January 21, 2020, Ozuna signed a one-year contract worth $18 million with the Atlanta Braves.
On July 24, Ozuna was the starting left fielder, making his Braves debut on Opening Day and on September 1, he became the first National League player to hit three home runs in one game at Fenway Park, and also reached 1,000 MLB career hits.
When Adam Duvall hit three home runs in the next game, also against the Boston Red Sox, Ozuna and Duvall became the first teammates in Major League Baseball history to have hit three home runs each in consecutive games.
In 2020 he batted .338/.431/.636 (each 3rd in the NL) with an NL-leading 18 home runs, 56 RBIs, and 145 total bases during the shortened 60-game season.
Ozuna won his second Silver Slugger Award after the 2020 season; it was the first-ever Silver Slugger for designated hitter in the National League as a result of the universal DH rule implemented league-wide during the COVID-19 pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
Marcell Ozuna Arrested
Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested and charged with DUI and Failure to Maintain Lane, Atlanta’s CBS 46 reports.
Ozuna was booked into Gwinnett County Jail at 4:39am, per the report. The Braves have not yet commented on the matter.
It’s the second time in the past 15 months that Ozuna has been arrested.
The 31-year-old was arrested in May 2021 on assault and battery charges, which resulted in a lengthy stay on administrative leave and Ozuna eventually receiving a retroactive suspension under Major League Baseball’s joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy.
Felony charges against Ozuna were dropped and replaced by a pair of misdemeanor charges (family violence battery and simple assault) in August.
He agreed in September to enter into a six-month domestic violence intervention program, in addition to 200-plus hours of community service, as well anger management counseling.
Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence [ DUI ] of alcohol.
Ozuna spoke to reporters for 18 seconds before the game against the Houston Astros. He made a statement, but didn’t take any questions.
“I disappointed my team,” he said. “I disappointed my family and I don’t have anything to say more. It’s a legal matter.”
It was the second arrest in as many years for Ozuna as was arrested on May 29, 2021, on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police officers said they witnessed him attacking his wife.
Those charges were dropped after he completed a pretrial diversion program.
Ozuna was arrested by a Norcross Police officer in metro Atlanta and booked into the Gwinnett County jail at about 4:30 a.m. Friday , was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane and was released on $1,830 bond.
Marcell Ozuna net worth is estimated at around $12 million. His salary is around $700,000 and his main source of income is from his career as a baseball player.
Ozuna’s successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars.
He is one of the richest baseball players in the Dominican Republic.
However, on February 5, 2021, Ozuna re-signed with the Atlanta Braves with a four-year, $64 million, deal.