Phillies' Odubel Herrera Suspended 85 Games by Major League Baseball

Updated: 6:58 p.m.

NEW YORK - Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has been suspended for 85 games by Major League Baseball stemming from a domestic violence incident in May, the league announced Friday. 

Legal charges against Herrera were dismissed by a New Jersey court earlier this week when his girlfriend refused to press charges (see story), but MLB, as part of its joint agreement on domestic abuse with the players association, still had the right to discipline Herrera after conducting its own investigation.

Herrera, 27, has been on administrative leave, with pay, from the Phillies since the May 27 incident. The suspension is without pay. Herrera is making $5.3 million this season.

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