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The Atlanta Braves have received an update about what MLB will do in regards to suspending Marcell Ozuna.
It appears as if MLB has officially come to a decision on what sort of suspension Marcell Ozuna should serve. Rather than having him miss any time in this upcoming season, MLB has decided that Ozuna has received a retroactive suspension of 20 games.
That means he’s already eligible to return.
In a statement, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said that his office finished looking into the allegations against Ozuna and that the 20-game retroactive suspension is “appropriate.”
Atlanta Braves: MLB makes decision on Marcell Ozuna’s suspension
It looks like Ozuna potentially has a path to playing sooner rather than later, assuming a team will take a chance on him. MLB’s controversial decision to make him eligible to play immediately this coming season will be met with some criticism as Ozuna was previously arrested and at one point faced domestic violence charges.
Prosecutors later decided not to charge Ozuna with a felony and instead charged him with a couple of misdemeanors.
It remains to be seen if Atlanta will hold on to Ozuna following this decision or if the Braves will attempt to move him to another organization by way of a trade.