Phillies' Odubel Herrera Arrested on Charge of Simple Assault Against Girlfriend

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 28, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 18: Odubel Herrera #37 of the Philadelphia Phillies in action during a game against the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park on May 18, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was arrested and charged with simple assault after allegedly injuring his girlfriend Monday night, according to CBS Philly.

In the report, police said Herrera's 20-year-old 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 was arrested at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, after police were called following the alleged assault. According to the report, Herrera was "released on a summons with a future court date."

The woman refused medical attention.

Kristen Rodgers @KristenERodgers

Here is the police report for the Odubel Herrera domestic incident. @FOX29philly https://t.co/xK2tiG1fyH

Herrera has been placed on paid administrative leave by commissioner Rob Manfred under the MLB-MLBPA domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse policy:

Kristen Rodgers @KristenERodgers

Odubel Herrera has been placed on administrative leave. Here is the statement from the Phillies: https://t.co/Ofvmka65Mv

Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said he is working with the league to have Herrera taken off the All-Star ballot that was released earlier Tuesday, according to Matt Gelb of The Athletic.

Herrera, 27, has spent his entire five-year career with the Phillies. He opened the season as the team's starting center fielder, though he has recently ceded playing time to Scott Kingery.