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Braves outfielder Hector Olivera accused of assaulting woman outside hotel

In this photo taken Sept. 3, 2015, Atlanta Braves Hector Olivera returns a ball as he signs autographs prior to start of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, at Nationals Park in Washington. Police have arrested Olivera after a woman accused him of assault at a hotel outside in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In this photo taken Sept. 3, 2015, Atlanta Braves Hector Olivera returns a ball as he signs autographs prior to start of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, at Nationals Park in Washington. Police have arrested Olivera after a woman accused him of assault at a hotel outside in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Police have arrested Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera after a woman accused him of assault at a hotel outside Washington.

Arlington Police spokeswoman Ashley Savage said police were called just before 7 a.m. Wednesday to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City. Savage says a woman with visible bruises reported that Olivera had assaulted her.

Police arrested Olivera. The woman was taken to a hospital.

Savage says Olivera is waiting to appear before a magistrate and has not been formally charged.

Savage says Olivera and the woman are acquainted.

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The 31-year-old Olivera joined the Braves last year. He spent the early part of his career in Cuba before defecting. The Braves are in Washington for a series against the Nationals.

Braves General Manager John Coppolella declined comment Wednesday.

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