Herrera joined Gigantes del Cibao of the Dominican Winter League on Thursday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Herrera hasn't played in a big-league game since May of 2019. He missed the remainder of that season due to a domestic violence suspension and then was not included in the Phillies' player pool this year. The rest of the league had the opportunity to pick him up in January, when he was designated for assignment, but declined to do so. It's possible a strong performance in the Dominican Republic this offseason increases his stock, though teams may remain reluctant to give him opportunities.
Herrera's role for the upcoming season remains unclear, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Herrera was designated for assignment in mid-January after missing most of 2019 due to a suspension for a violation of the league's domestic violence policy. He's still a member of the organization and is owed $19.5 million going forward, though it's unclear whether or not the Phillies have any desire to see him wear red pinstripes again at any point in his career. His status is made even less clear by the fact that details surrounding the minor leagues and a potential taxi squad for the shortened season remain murky.
Herrera cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Herrera was designated for assignment Tuesday after missing most of the 2019 season while serving a suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy. He's expected to attend minor-league camp during spring training, but his long-term future with the team is uncertain.
Herrera was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Tuesday.
Herrera missed most of the 2019 season while serving a suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy. This transaction is likely related to that incident; while Herrera was quite poor (.222/.288/.341) when available last season, he's a career .276/.333/.423 hitter who is still owed $19.5 million by the club. The Phillies were happy to move on despite the financial commitment and will give his spot on the 40-man roster to Nick Martini, claimed off waivers from the Reds in a corresponding move.
Herrera was activated from the restricted list Thursday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Herrera had been out since mid-May due to a suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy. The Phillies may look to move on from their former starting center fielder this offseason due to both his actions and his .222/.288/.341 line prior to the incident.
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.
Herrera was placed on administrative leave Tuesday while Major League Baseball investigates the domestic violence incident he was arrested for the night before, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Herrera could be out for up to seven days while the league conducts its investigation, though that period has sometimes been extended in recent similar cases. He could then face a proper suspension, depending on the results of the investigation. Scott Kingery is expected to handle center field while Herrera remains away from the team.
Herrera was arrested and charged with domestic violence Monday in Atlantic City, N.J. stemming from an incident involving his girlfriend, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Major League Baseball has yet to announce any discipline for Herrera, but he's likely to be placed on the restricted list while the league conducts an investigation. Depending on the results of MLB's findings, Herrera could be subject to a suspension. Scott Kingery had already been eating into Herrera's playing time in center field and is likely to take on an everyday role until there's more clarity regarding Herrera's situation.
Herrera is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Milwaukee.
Herrera will head to the bench for the fourth time in the last six games, this time against the right-handed Chase Anderson. The 27-year-old has mostly been out of the lineup in favor of Scott Kingery versus lefties, but Herrera's current 1-for-23 stretch certainly isn't helping increase his playing time. Kingery is starting in center field and batting seventh in his place Friday.
Herrera remains on the bench Wednesday against lefty Cole Hamels and the Cubs.
There's no doubt at this point that Herrera is platooning with Scott Kingery in center field. Kingery's 1.082 OPS on the season (in a small sample of just 44 plate appearances) means it's easier to see Herrera losing more time rather than getting back to a true starting role. The Phillies face a third straight lefty in Jon Lester on Thursday, so Herrera may be stuck on the bench again.
Herrera will sit Tuesday against lefty Jose Quintana against the Cubs.
Herrera has sat against all four lefties the Phillies have faced since he returned from the injured list. A platoon setup didn't make a ton of sense when it was Phil Gosselin entering the lineup in his place, but it does seem more reasonable as a way to get Scott Kingery in the lineup now that the utility man has returned from his hamstring injury. Herrera's career platoon split isn't particularly large but does still exist, as he owns a 91 wRC+ against lefties and a 107 mark against righties.
Herrera is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.
Herrera will head to the bench as left-hander Kyle Freeland takes the mound for Colorado. It's the fourth time he's sat against a southpaw since coming off the injured list two weeks ago, as he appears to have moved into a platoon. Scott Kingery (hamstring) was activated off the IL and will start in center field for the series finale.
Herrera will sit Wednesday against the Brewers.
Herrera has sat against both lefties the Phillies have faced since he returned from the injured list in early May, including Gio Gonzalez on Wednesday, but he hadn't had an off day in 11 days, so there's no guarantee that he's stuck in a platoon role. Phil Gosselin starts in left in his absence.
Herrera went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Royals.
Herrera tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the fifth inning on a single to right center, extending Philadelphia's lead to five. The 27-year-old closed out the series with two straight multi-hit performances, improving his batting average to .261 with 13 RBI through 25 games this season.
Herrera is not starting Saturday against the Nationals.
It's not entirely clear why the Phillies would activate Herrera from the injured list only to leave him on the bench. It's possible that he's sitting against lefty Patrick Corbin because he's in line for a platoon role, but it would be somewhat odd to see him lose at-bats to Phil Gosselin (who starts in left field Saturday, with Andrew McCutchen in center) even against southpaws.
Herrera (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Reports from earlier in the week suggested Sunday as a target return date, but Herrera will wind up beating that timeline by a day. His return should push Andrew McCutchen back to left field and Nick Williams to the bench. Aaron Altherr was designated for assignment to clear space for Herrera on the roster.
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