Phillies' Herrera charged with domestic assault, placed on MLB leave

Kim Glovas
May 28, 2019 - 12:02 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera was arrested Monday night in Atlantic City on charges of domestic assault.

Atlantic City police were called to the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino around 8:30 p.m. 

A 20-year-old Philadelphia woman told police she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, 27-year-old Herrera, during an argument. She had visible injuries to her neck and arms.

Police arrested Herrera in his hotel room without incident. He was released on a summons with a future court date. 

Following news of Herrera's arrest, the MLB placed him on administrative leave.

The Phillies added in a statement: "This morning we were made aware of an alleged incident involving Odúbel Herrera. Upon receiving this information, we immediately reported the incident to Major League Baseball, which has informed us that Herrera has been placed on Administrative Leave. The Phillies take any domestic violence accusation seriously, and strongly support the Joint Domestic Violence Policy agreed upon by MLB and the MLBPA."

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