Braves outfielder Hector Olivera has been suspended by the MLB for violating their domestic violence policies. He will face an 82 game long suspension without pay. Olivera decided not to appeal his suspension. The Atlanta Braves Organization agrees completely with the MLB’s decision regarding Olivera’s suspension. Olivera was arrested for assaulting a woman with discernible bruises that proved what he had done. He was charged with a count of misdemeanor assault and battery. This is an obvious offense, and the MLB responded accordingly. Olivera’s suspension is retroactive to April 30th, and he will lose just over $2MM of his $4MM salary this year. After signing a huge contract with the Dodgers, worth over 60MM, Olivera’s career has been going down hill. Not only has he had recent struggles on the field, but now his career is going downwards off the field too. The Atlanta Braves made an obvious mistake signing him, and all they can do now is hope he gets his career back on track, on and off the baseball field.