Odubel Herrera got off the hook for domestic violence, but the MLB dropped a bomb Friday evening when the suspend him.
Read on to get more details Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera…
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CelebNSports247.com just got word that Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has been suspended for 85 games.
Major League Baseball is making sure that Odubel Herrera is going to feel the pain for violating its controversial domestic violence policy.
— theScore (@theScore) July 5, 2019
Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.
Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Herrera violated the policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will cover the remainder of the 2019 season.
The unpaid suspension is retroactive to June 24 and will cover at least 85 regular-season games. It’s the second-largest punishment ever handed out under the policy, according to Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic.
Herrera won’t appeal the punishment and will participate in a treatment program, as per the policy.
Odubel Herrera said in a statement released through the MLB Players Association.
Today, I accepted a suspension from Major League Baseball resulting from my inappropriate behavior. I acted in an unacceptable manner and am terribly disappointed in myself. I alone am to blame for my actions.
The Major League Baseball Players Association is releasing the following statement on behalf of Odúbel Herrera: pic.twitter.com/xnRyZ6AkoI
— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) July 5, 2019
Herrera was supposed to make $5M this year, but now that he is suspended for 85 unpaid games he just F’d up $2,623,456.00