By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera was arrested in Atlantic City on Monday, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. He was arrested for a report of domestic violence.
The alleged incident Herrera and his 20-year-old girlfriend happened at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. He has since been released from custody.
The 27-year-old Herrera will likely face MLB discipline from this incident. MLB will investigate what happened before handing down their ruling and likely suspension.
According to the police report, his girlfriend “had visible signs of injury to her arms and neck that was sustained after being assaulted by her boyfriend, David Odúbel Herrera, during a dispute.”
“The Phillies take any domestic violence accusation seriously, and strongly support the Joint Domestic Violence Policy agreed upon by MLB and the MLBPA,” the team said in a brief release.
According to the MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement, MLB has seven days to investigate the incident involving Herrera. They can also ask for an extension as they investigate the matter, or transfer him from paid leave to a suspension without pay.
Herrera is in the third year of a five-year, $30 million deal. He’s making $5.3 million this season.
His contract ends following the 2021 season when he’ll make $10.3 million. The Phillies have options for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
The San Jose, Venezuela native had a .222 batting average with one home run and 16 RBIs in 39 games this season. He also had 10 doubles and one triple on 28 hits, while scoring 12 runs.
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