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.