Phillies GM Matt Klentak spoke a short time ago about the Odubel Herrera incident.

Herrera was arrested in Atlantic City last night on domestic violence charges and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. A police report says Herrera’s girlfriend had “visible signs of injury to her arms and neck.”

Klentak notes:

  • Gabe Kapler held a team meeting today to talk about the incident
  • Herrera did talk to Kapler and Klentak on the phone, apologized to the manager and GM
  • it’s “premature” to speculate whether Herrera has played his last game as a Phillie
  • Herrera’s name was taken off the All-Star ballot
  • Nick Williams was called up
  • the Phillies are going to be transparent with this situation
  • he’ll defer to Gabe Kapler on playing time, but this does open the door to more center field reps for Scott Kingery
  • MLB and the players union will direct the investigation, it’s not a team-led thing
  • the Phils found out about the arrest at 9:45 this morning
  • I don’t think we have a choice” as far as the length of the investigation and this process.
  • By rule, Herrera gets paid while on leave

Good to get Klentak out there for transparency purposes, I’d say.

Here’s tonight’s lineup:

  • McCutchen 8
  • Segura 6
  • Harper 9
  • Hoskins 3
  • Realmuto 2
  • Hernandez 4
  • Kingery 5
  • Williams 7
  • Pivetta 1