Phillies OF Odubel Herrera arrested in domestic case, put on leave

Odubel Herrera

Herrera's 20-year-old girlfriend had injuries on her arms and neck when police arrived at the hotel around 8:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Phillies center fielder fielder Odubel Herrera was arrested and charged with simple assault in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident at the Golden Nugget hotel and casino on Monday night, the Atlantic City Police Department announced Tuesday. "The Phillies take any domestic violence accusation seriously", the statement said. She refused medical treatment, police said.

Major League Baseball and the players' association agreed to a domestic violence policy in 2015, giving Commissioner Rob Manfred the right to investigate and impose discipline.

Herrera, a Philadelphia resident, was given a summons and released. Herrera will be inactive for up to seven days while Major League Baseball investigates the alleged incident.

Herrera, 27, is hitting.222 with a home run and 16 RBIs this season.

"This morning we were made aware of an alleged incident involving Odubel Herrera", the statement read.

I mean sure, he's immensely talented - he was the team's lone All-Star representative in 2016 after all - but ever since Gabe Kapler came to town it's always seemed like the "Odubel-era" had an expiration date.

Players who are accused of domestic violence are subject to an internal investigation.

In a statement, the Phillies said they reported the incident to the league immediately after learning about it. The team has club options for 2022 and '23.