ATATLANTA -- Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Ozuna spoke to reporters for 18 seconds before the game against the Houston Astros
He made a statement, but didn't take any questions. "I disappointed my team," he said. "I disappointed my family. I don't have anything to say more. It's a legal matter.
t was the second arrest in as many years for Ozuna. He was arrested on May 29, 2021, on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police officers said they witnessed him attacking his wife. Those charges were dropped after he completed a pretrial diversion program.
Ozuna was arrested by a Norcross Police officer in metro Atlanta and booked into the Gwinnett County jail at about 4:30 a.m. Friday. He was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane and was released on $1,830 bond.
"The Atlanta Braves are aware of Marcell Ozuna's arrest this morning and are still gathering all the facts pertaining to the incident," the team said in a statement.
"Our organization takes these matters very seriously and are obviously disappointed by the situation. As this is a legal matter, we will have no further comment until the process is complete."
Ozuna's was not in Friday's lineup - the fifth straight game he has missed due to poor performance on the field, manager Brian Snitker said.