NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera’s administrative leave has been extended through June 17 by Major League Baseball.
Herrera was placed on leave May 28, a day after his arrest in a domestic violence case at a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The commissioner’s office announced the extension Monday.
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.
Commissioner Rob Manfred has the option of suspending Herrera either without pay,