ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Domestic violence charges have been dismissed against Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera following a court appearance in Atlantic City.
Herrera is accused of assaulting his 20-year-old girlfriend at the Golden Nugget Casino on Memorial Day.
FOX 29's Bill Anderson says Herrera's girlfriend also appeared in court Wednesday, asking for the case to be dismissed.
The prosecutor said that the alleged victim did not wish to proceed and that, without her testimony, they don’t have enough evidence.
Herrera must complete counseling in order for the charges to remain dismissed.
FOX 29's Bill Anderson reports Herrera's girlfriend appeared in court Wednesday, asking for the case to be dismissed.
Police say they were called on Memorial Day for report of a domestic assault and found the victim "with visible signs of injury to her arms and neck," which they said were caused by Herrera during a dispute.
Herrera waived his initial hearing after being placed on administrative leave May 28.
Administrative leave is not considered discipline. Herrera remains on the restricted list and continues to receive his $5 million salary but is ineligible to play. He is in the third year of a $30.5 million, five-year contract and is due to make $7 million next season and $10 million in 2021. The team has club options for 2022 and '23.
Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera's is accused of assaulting his 20-year-old girlfriend at an Atlantic City casino.
Commissioner Rob Manfred has the option of suspending Herrera either without pay, or with pay pending the resolution of legal proceedings - a penalty that later could be converted to without pay. Herrera could challenge any discipline before arbitrator Mark Irvings.
An All-Star center fielder in 2016, the 27-year-old Herrera is hitting .222 with one home run and 16 RBIs in 39 games this season. He missed time in April with a hamstring injury.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.