Update, 12:36 p.m.: Major League Baseball announced it has placed Odubel Herrera on administrative leave as part of its Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, according to MLB.com reporter Todd Zolecki.
The Phillies also released a statement acknowledging Herrera’s arrest, saying the team takes “any domestic violence accusation seriously.”
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was arrested Monday in an Atlantic City casino on a domestic assault allegation, NBC10 Philadelphia is reporting.
The 27-year-old Herrera was arrested around 8:30 p.m. at the Golden Nugget Casino, and later charged with simple assault, NBC10 says.
The victim, a 20-year-old woman, had “visible signs of injury to her arms and neck,” that were caused by Herrera during a dispute, police told NBC10. The woman refused medical treatment at the scene.
Police arrested Herrera without incident in a hotel room at the casino.
The Phillies were idle on Monday. Herrera, a former All-Star, is in his fifth season with the team.