ATLANTA -- Braves left fielder Hector Olivera may need to wait at least two more weeks to learn if Major League Baseball will discipline him in connection to his arrest for an alleged assault against a female acquaintance last week.
According to a source, MLB has extended Olivera's period on administrative leave for an additional two weeks. The Commissioner's Office will continue to investigate what allegedly transpired during the early morning of April 13, when the female acquaintance told police she had been assaulted at the Braves' team hotel in Arlington, Va.
Olivera posted $10,000 bond after he was charged with one misdemeanor count of assault and battery. The 31-year-old outfielder was immediately placed on administrative leave in accordance with MLB's Joint Domestic Violence Policy. The leave was set to expire on Wednesday, but the Commissioner's Office in accordance with the Major League Baseball Players Association can request to extend this leave.
Regardless of the severity of the discipline, Olivera's future with the Braves appears to be in doubt. Team officials have spent the past week discussing the options they have in regard to the outfielder, who has disappointed both on and off the field since being acquired by Atlanta in the three-team, 13-player trade that sent former Braves top prospect Jose Peraza and Alex Wood to the Dodgers before last year's non-waiver Trade Deadline.
As things stand, the Braves remain responsible for the $32.5 million owed through 2020 to Olivera, who has hit .245 and produced a .674 OPS through the first 30 games of his Major League career.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.