ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — 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.
The Atlantic City Police Department said in a post on Facebook that it had been called Monday night for a report of a domestic assault and found a 20-year-old woman from Philadelphia with visible signs of injury to her arms and neck. The police said the injuries were caused by Herrera, whom they described as her boyfriend, during a dispute.
Herrera, 27, was released on a summons pending a future court date.
The Phillies said they immediately reported the incident to Major League Baseball and strongly support the league’s domestic violence policy. Herrera, the Phillies’ starting center fielder, has played in 39 games this season