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Odubel Herrera suspended for remainder of 2019 season, won’t appeal

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera’s court case for simple assault of his girlfriend was dismissed Wednesday morning, after his girlfriend elected not to press charges. That didn’t, however, keep him from facing a stiff penalty from major league baseball.

Major League Baseball announced Friday evening that Herrera has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2019 season. Per the commissioner’s office, the 27-year-old will not appeal his suspension.

“The Phillies fully support the decision by the Commissioner’s Office to suspend Odubel Herrera for violating MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence Policy,” the Phillies said in a press release.