Odubel Herrera arrested on domestic violence charge, placed on leave by MLB

Odubel Herrera has spent four plus seasons with the Phillies. (Ian D’Andrea/Wikimedia Commons)

Odubel Herrera was arrested on Monday night in Atlantic City following a domestic dispute with his 20-year-old girlfriend, according to Jim Salisbury and Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

This took place at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Matt Gelb of The Athletic confirms the story, adding that Herrera was charge for “simple assault”.

Here is what NBC Sports Philadelphia got from the police report:

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.

Per Major League Baseball’s Domestic Violence policy, the Commissioner can place any player suspected of domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse on administrative leave for up to seven days while conducting an investigation.

The Commissioner can choose to suspend or reinstate the player, or can defer judgment until after criminal proceedings conclude. The policy does not include minimum or maximum punishments.

More details as they become available…



  1. Edward E. Strang

    May 28, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Now that Odubel Herarra has been suspended by MLB will the Phils call up Adam Hasely from Reading to play CF?

    • Thomas

      May 28, 2019 at 3:35 pm

      I hope so, cause Kingery looked really bad in Center field.

  2. Judith Dunne

    May 28, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Dump this guy… he’s all for himself…not a team player and doesn’t listen to instructions.

  3. Steve

    May 28, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Why isnt Maikey starting? His offense has not been good in May but he’s become a defensive monster only committing 1 error which leads all 3rd Baseman as well as fielding %. So move Cutch to CF start Williams in LF and put Kingery at 3B? Gaybes in love with his boy Scotty

  4. jeffrey m orbach

    May 28, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    What a disappointment, he was my son’s fav player and I bought him a Herrera shirt for his b’day coming up. As it wasn’t opened I am going to return it. These guys don’t realize what an impact they have.

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