Phillies outfielder Herrera placed on administrative leave

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Major League Baseball has placed Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera on administrative leave. MLB is investigating the news that came out on Tuesday.

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 was arrested on Monday night in Atlantic City. He was arrested for simple assault in a domestic violence incident with his 20-year-old girlfriend at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino.

Herrera was arrested on Monday night in Atlantic City. He was arrested for simple assault in a domestic violence incident with his 20-year-old girlfriend at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino.

“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 police report, his girlfriend “had visible signs of injury to her arms and neck that was sustained after being assaulted by her boyfriend, David Odubel Herrera, during a dispute.”

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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