Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera was arrested Monday night. Today we learn some of the ugly details of the incident which led to his arrest.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing a police report, reported last night that Herrera left “hand print markings” on his girlfriend’s neck. He also left “small scratches” on the woman’s arms. The police report has not yet been made public.
Herrera, who was arrested at the Golden Nugget casino following the alleged assault, faces a June 17 court appearance on charges of simple assault and knowingly causing bodily injury. He is currently on on administrative leave while Major League Baseball investigates the matter. That leave will likely last beyond Herrera’s presumed multiple court dates and will almost certainly end with a lengthy suspension, whether or not he is found guilty to criminal charges.
LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.
Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.
Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.
Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.
Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.
New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.
Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.