Major League Baseball announced on Friday that Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera will be suspended for the rest of the season for violating the league’s domestic violence policy.
The suspension covers the regular season and playoffs if the Phillies make it. The announcement comes just two days after it was reported that charges in the case had been dropped.
Herrera won’t appeal the decision, according to MLB. His unpaid suspension will be retroactive to June 24 and will cover 85 regular-season games and any postseason games that his club may play in 2019.
“Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Herrera violated the Policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will cover the remainder of the 2019 season,” commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement issued Friday.
Major League Baseball doesn’t need a cooperative victim in order to handout justice. They just need enough evidence that tells them there was a violation of domestic violence policy. That was obviously the case here.
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