Odubel Herrera's tumultuous time with the Philadelphia Phillies has appeared to come to an end. The outfielder was infamously suspended for the last 85 games of the 2019 season for violating the MLB's domestic violence policy.
Herrera was out of commission since June 24, and it looks like he's played his last games as a member of the organization. The Phils officially DFA'd the troubled outfielder on Tuesday.
Herrerra's suspension stemmed from a May arrest in his hotel room in Atlantic City. The female in question was believed to be a 20-year-old from Philadelphia, who was described as his girlfriend.
Taking Herrera's place is outfielder Nick Martini, who was claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. Martini, a 29-year-old career minor-league player, appears to be a quick solution to get rid of Herrera and rid the team of the PR nightmare and headache he presented.
Unfortunately, DFA'ing Herrera doesn't eliminate the problem in its entirety. The Phillies are still on the hook for the remaining $21+ million on Herrera's contract over the next two seasons.
Still, we're sure Phils fans will be happy with the team's decision to part ways with Herrera, even if it means a bit of a financial hiccup.