Major League Baseball has blocked the outfielder of Philadelphia Phillies, Odúbel Herrera, for the remainder of the season for violating the guidelines on joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child maltreatment of Major League Baseball.
Herrera will not appeal. His unpaid ban applies retroactively until June 24th and is valid for 85 regular season and postseason games that his club will contest in 2019 and should be disciplined in the form of an unpaid ban covering the remainder of the 2019 season, "said Commissioner Rob Manfred in a statement released on Friday.
On Wednesday, the domestic violence charges against Herrera were dropped after a hearing at the City of Atlantic City (New Jersey).
A prosecutor told reporters that Herrera's girlfriend was taking the case
Herrera was instructed to complete the consultation within 60 days of a condition of dismissal.
Herrera was on home attack at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City on May 27 been charged with his girlfriend, officers said they had the 20-year-old woman with "visible signs from injuries to the arms and neck caused after an attack by her friend ".
The 27-year-old Herrera had been charged with bodily harm for simple assault and deliberate causation.
After the arrest, Herrera was taken on administrative leave by MLB. He has not played for the Phillies since May 26th.
"The Phillies fully support the decision of the Commissioner's Office to suspend Odubel Herrera for violating the MLB's Common Domestic Violence Policy," it said in a statement by the team. "All cases of domestic violence are disgusting and unacceptable, and we unequivocally support baseball's combined efforts to prevent domestic abuse, and Odubel's acceptance of his discipline as a sign of his willingness to learn and change his behavior."
] This report used information from The Associated Press.