Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest in a domestic violence case at an Atlantic City casino.
The commissioner’s office put Herrera on leave Tuesday, a day after his arrest on an assault charge at the Golden Nugget casino.
Sources: Odubel Herrera has been placed on administrative leave, under baseball's domestic violence policy. He’ll be inactive for up to the next seven days. MLB investigators looking into the incident. @JSalisburyNBCS was first to report incident.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) May 28, 2019
Police say they were called Monday night on a report of a domestic assault and found a 20-year-old Philadelphia woman with visible signs of injury to her arms and neck. Police say the injuries were caused during an assault by Herrera, whom they described as her boyfriend.
Herrera is in the third year of a five-year, $30 million contract. The Phillies hold club options for the following two years.
Here is the full statement from the Phillies:
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.
He was released on a summons pending a future court date.