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Odubel Herrera arrested for domestic violence, placed on administrative leave by MLB

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The Phillies center fielder was arrested Monday night in Atlantic City.

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NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury and Corey Seidman are reporting that Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera was arrested on a charge of simple assault on Monday night in Atlantic City after an altercation with his 20-year-old girlfriend.

The incident, as detailed in the NBC Sports Philly piece, is disturbing.

The police report also says 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.”

It is unclear as of this writing how the Phillies will respond to the news, although Major League Baseball has strengthened their domestic abuse policy over the last few years. If the Phils decide to suspend Herrera, who is in the third year of a five-year, $30 million contract, he would be placed on the restricted list.

We’ll have more updates on this story as they develop.

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Herrera will continue to be paid while on administrative leave, which can last for up to seven days. However, MLB can extend that leave if necessary. The team will be able to move him off the 25-man roster and bring up another player to take his place.

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The Phillies have responded with a statement.

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The Phillies have made a corresponding move to replace Herrera on the 25-man roster.

Nick Williams, who was demoted last week to Triple-A, has been recalled. The team also officially announced Nick Pivetta had been recalled, Enyel de los Santos has been sent down to Lehigh Valley.

It’s likely Scott Kingery will continue to start in center field, and we also have an update on Roman Quinn’s progress from injury.

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