MLB Extends Administrative Leave for Phillies OF Herrera
Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was arrested on Monday, May 27 for suspicion of domestic violence, related to an alleged incident at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City. Since then, Herrera has been on administrative leave. The initial seven-day period was extended until June 17 - today - when Herrera was due to appear in court.
It is currently unclear how Herrera's appearance in court went, but Major League Baseball's communications department issued a statement simply stating that the administrative leave will continue until July 1.
This means that the league has not made a final determination about what to do with Herrera. It also means that the Major League Baseball Player's Union is in agreement that the leave should continue. The two groups have a joint agreement to deal with issues such as this.
Herrera will be paid until a final determination has been made. The Phillies will also not be able to comment about the incident. What remains clear is that the Phillies remain without their center fielder indefinitely. If the league determines that an act of domestic violence took place, Herrera could face a longer suspension.