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Charges dismissed in Herrera case

The Associated PressATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Domestic assault charges against Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera were dismissed Wednesday after his girlfriend declined to press charges.

Herrera must complete counseling within 60 days as a condition of the dismissal.

Major League Baseball said afterward that Herrera will remain on administrative leave through Friday, when his case will be reevaluated.

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said the team will await the completion of MLB’s investigation. Herrera’s girlfriend, Melany Martinez-Angulo, assured the judge that no one had pressured her to drop the case.

“This is still in the league’s hands,” Kapler said Wednesday. “Until their investigation is complete, I’m not prepared to address it.”

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