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Former Braves Player Arrested For Making Death Threats

According to the Newnan Times-Herald, former Atlanta Braves catcher Johnny Estrada was arrested on domestic violence charges.  One of Estrada’s children called the police and when they responded, Estrada’s wife told them that her husband had made death threats against her.

The couple is going through a divorce and Estrada’s wife had a protective order against him prior to the incident.  For violating the protective order, Estrada was charged with aggravated stalking.

The incident happened this past Wednesday at the home where Estrada’s family lives in Coweta County, Georgia.  He was also charged with child cruelty in the second degree and for terroristic threats and acts.  Estrada left the home before police came on the scene, but he was booked the next day.

Estrada played major league baseball from 2001 to 2008 and was with the Braves from 2003 to 2005.  He also played with Philadelphia, Arizona, Milwaukee and Washington.  In 2004 with the Braves, Estrada had his finest major league season, winning the Silver Slugger Award, playing in the All-Star game and finishing 18th in the MVP voting.

Estrada’s legal name is Johnny Pulado Estrada III.