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Braves' Hector Olivera accepts 82-game suspension after assault charge

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: Hector Olivera #28 of the Atlanta Braves looks on during batting practice before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 6-4. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: Hector Olivera #28 of the Atlanta Braves looks on during batting practice before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 6-4. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera has accepted a suspension without pay through Aug. 1 for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. announced the suspension Thursday, saying it is retroactive to April 30 and covers 82 games. Major League Baseball said Olivera will not appeal and that he may participate in extended spring training activities during the remainder of the suspension, followed by a rehabilitation assignment beginning no sooner than July 15.

The 31-year-old Olivera was arrested April 13 and charged for assaulting a woman at a hotel outside Washington, D.C. He was charged with assault and battery, a misdemeanor, and bond was set at $10,000.

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Officers were called to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, where a woman with visible bruises reported that Olivera had assaulted her, Arlington Police spokeswoman Ashley Savage said at the time. Savage said Olivera and the woman were acquainted.

Olivera is on leave while his court case plays out. The Braves still owe the Cuban defector nearly $30 million for the next four years under the deal he signed with Los Angeles. In six games this season, he hit .211 with two RBIs.