Phillies' Odubel Herrera Has Leave Extended Until June 17 After Assault ArrestJune 3, 2019
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has had his administrative leave extended to June 17, according to Major League Baseball.
Herrera was placed on leave last week after he was arrested in Atlantic City on May 27 and charged with simple assault and knowingly causing bodily injury. According to the police report obtained by Amy S. Rosenberg of the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Herrera left 'hand print markings' on his girlfriend's neck and 'small scratches' to her arms."
The police report also noted that Herrera "attempt[ed] to cause bodily injury" to his girlfriend and "assault[ed] the victim during a domestic violence physical dispute."
Herrera pleaded not guilty.
Under the collective bargaining agreement, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has the right to put players on one week of paid leave while he and the league office investigate any legal charges or potential violations of league policy.
That leave can also be extended and can result in a suspension, depending on the findings from the league office. Herrera's extended leave will take him to his court date on June 17 at the Atlantic City Municipal Court.
The 27-year-old has appeared in 631 games for the Phillies in the past five seasons, serving as the team's starting centerfielder for the majority of the 2019 season.