Herrera was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season Friday for violating the league's domestic violence policy, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Herrera was arrested on assault charges back on May 17. The victim (his girlfriend) elected not to press charges, but MLB evidently found enough during its own investigation to sideline Herrera for the rest of the season. The suspension will extend through the postseason should the Phillies qualify. Herrera will not appeal the suspension and will take part in an evaluation and treatment program. Scott Kingery will presumably remain the primary center fielder for the remainder of the season in Herrera's absence.
Herrera is no longer facing assault charges stemming from his May 17 arrest in New Jersey after his girlfriend declined to press charges during a court appearance Wednesday in Atlantic City, Amy S. Rosenberg of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Though he'll have the domestic-violence charge expunged from his record, Herrera will remain on administrative leave with the Phillies through Friday before the organization provides an update on his roster status. Even if Herrera is reinstated this weekend, he's uncertain to receive immediate clearance to play, as Major League Baseball could still issue a suspension for the outfielder as it continues to hold its own investigation into the May incident. Rosenberg notes that the Phillies aren't privy to the details of MLB's investigation, but general manager Matt Klentak suggested the organization was waiting for Herrera's court appearance to take place before issue its own ruling.
The Phillies extended Herrera's administrative leave through July 5, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports. Herrera was initially slated to appear in court June 17 after being arrested in May on a domestic-violence charge, but his attorney waived the initial arraignment. The outfielder is now scheduled to appear in front of a municipal judge Wednesday, but that doesn't necessarily mean his legal situation will be resolved by then. The Phillies will likely continue to extend Herrera's administrative leave until the court formally rules on the matter, after which Major League Baseball will presumably determine whether the 27-year-old's actions warrant a suspension.
Herrera's administrative leave was extended for another two weeks Monday and will now last through July 1. Herrera has been on leave since getting arrested for domestic violence in late May. The league has yet to announce a suspension. Scott Kingery has settled into the Phillies' center field role in Herrera's absence and may have done enough to keep the job even if Herrera ends up returning to the Phillies this season.
Herrera's administrative leave was extended a further two weeks through June 17 on Monday. MLB is still investigating the domestic violence incident for which Herrera was arrested last May. The outfielder has an arraignment scheduled for June 17, at which point the league's plan for further disciplinary action could become clear. The Phillies have been primarily using Scott Kingery in center field, though the team could also shift Andrew McCutchen over to center and start the newly acquired Jay Bruce in left.
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