Breaking news on a Tuesday afternoon.
According to Jim Salisbury and Corey Seidman at NBC Sports Philadelphia, Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera was arrested last night and charged with domestic violence.
“…The incident involved his 20-year-old girlfriend and took place at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Herrera was subsequently released.
According to the police report, the victim “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.”
No other details right now, but I’ll update as info crosses the feeds.
Here’s the police report:
FYI, Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed to a joint domestic violence policy in 2015.
These are some of the bullet points, after the jump:
The Commissisoner’s Office will investigate all allegations of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse involving members of the baseball community. The Commissioner may place an accused player on paid administrative leave for up to seven days while allegations are investigated. Players may challenge any decision before the arbitration panel.
The Commissioner will decide on appropriate discipline, with no minimum or maximum penalty under the policy. Players may challenge such decisions to the arbitration panel.
Training, Education and Resources:
All players will be provided education about domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in both English and Spanish at regular intervals. Resources to players’ families — including referral information, websites, hotline numbers and outreach facilities — will be made available, along with a confidential 24-hour helpline.
MLB announces that it has placed Odúbel Herrera on administrative leave, pursuant to Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. Herrera arrested in Atlantic City last night.
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) May 28, 2019
Edit 3 is the Phils’ statement on the matter:
— Joshua Crompton (@PhillyNewsGuy) May 28, 2019
UPDATE: We’ve obtained the mugshot of David Odubel Herrera: