Philadelphia Phillies fielder Odubel Herrera will be suspended for the rest of the season and the playoffs said Major League Baseball on Friday.
Commissioner Rob Manfred argued that the latter had violated the League’s policy on domestic violence. His suspension was set at 85 games and even if the Phillies were to be playoffs, he will not participate.
The outfielder accepted the terms of his suspension a few days after seeing the spousal abuse charges brought against him. The police were called to a casino in May following a domestic violence complaint. They found a young woman with marks on her arms and neck, allegedly caused by Herrera. The victim has withdrawn his complaint since.
This is the second-longest suspension of its kind since the introduction of the policy in 2016. San Diego’s Jose Torres had been suspended 100 games. Last season, Roberto Osuna was suspended for 75 games and Addison Russell had 40.
Herrera’s suspension without pay is retroactive to June 24th. The outfielder will have to forego $ 2,634,409 from his annual salary of $ 5 million.
It is currently in the third year of a five-year, $ 30.5 million contract. Herrera will touch seven million next season and 10 million in 2021.
Herrera has a batting average of .222 and has collected 16 RBIs in 39 games this season. He missed a few games in April due to a hamstring injury.