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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera suspended for rest of season

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera was suspended without pay by Major League Baseball for the remainder of the season because he violated baseball’s domestic violence policies, MLB said Friday.

Commissioner Rob Manfred said the suspension is retroactive to June 24 and will cover 85 games and any postseason games the Phillies play.
Herrera was arrested in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 27 but the simple assault case against him was dismissed this week.
He will not appeal his suspension.

“I acted in an unacceptable manner and am terribly disappointed in myself,” Herrera said in a statement released by the players’ union. “I alone am to blame for my actions.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 09, 2019 at 07:47 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Anonymous scout dog whistles like crazy about Odubel Herrera

Sports Illustrated’s Phillies preview contains an anonymous scout’s quote about outfielder Odubel Herrera. The quote was so bad — so full of old school racist dog whistling you used to so often hear about athletes of color — that SI went back and softened up the quote a few minutes ago.

Here’s the original version, answering the question, “Name the guy (or guys) on this team you would never want in your clubhouse.”

Herrera. I’m an old-school guy who likes guys who run balls out and run off and on the field and are focused on playing the game the right way. He’s the antithesis of Brett Gardner. He’s like a clown. From what I understand, it was a controversial signing internally, because none of their baseball people could stomach him, but Matt Klentak liked him because he’s a likable goofball kid. So they ended up putting the cash in his pocket, and what they’ve gotten out of it is a f****** dog who’s hurt them more than helped them.

The whole SI preview has some pretty hot takes (and some info that is just wrong) from Anonymous Scout.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 28, 2019 at 05:49 AM | 7 comment(s)
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