Braves Manager Snaps Back At Questions About Ozuna Still Playing

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker couldn't seem to care less about his left fielder's arrest for DUI—the second arrest in two seasons for Marcell Ozuna, after an ugly domestic violence incident involving his wife last season. As long as Ozuna is in his dugout (and he certainly is at the moment), Snitker is going to use him, as needed.

"He's on our team right now. We're going to play him as needed... That's it."

The Braves are, according to Insider Ken Rosenthal, waiting for all of the legal implications to be settled on Ozuna's latest arrest before making a move which Rosenthal feels will be to release him. 

Snitker carried on with an explanation of why he played Ozuna on Sunday, as if it was just another regular old game decision: "I didn't want (Eddie) Rosario, with his (sore) hamstring to play. Ronald (Acuna Jr.) was going to DH. So we've got to play somebody in left."

When a reporter questioned the manager about the move to start Ozuna, Snitker got snippy:

"Jesus said 'Let him without sin cast the first stone' so maybe you should sit out this inning, DOB." Uh... yeah, right.

Ozuna received loud boos from the home crowd when he appeared for his two at-bats on Sunday, and then even some cheers when he struck out—twice.

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