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Phillies Herrera arrested, placed on leave...Twins Pineda on IL...Another top seed recovers

May 28, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) _ Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest in a domestic violence case at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City. Police say the victim had visible signs of injury to her arms and neck. She’s identified as Herrera’s girlfriend. The Phillies say they immediately reported the incident to Major League Baseball and strongly support the league’s domestic violence policy.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have placed pitcher Michael Pineda on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis and promoted Devin Smeltzer to take his place in the rotation. Smeltzer is scheduled to make his major league debut against Milwaukee tonight, pushing back Martin Pérez, who was originally slated to start. Smeltzer has a 1.15 ERA in nine starts this year between Double-A and Triple-A.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) _ The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a one-year deal with troubled guard Richie Incognito, according to a tweet by Incognito’s agent. The 35-year-old Incognito has played 11 years in the NFL and made the Pro Bowl four times. But he was suspended for bullying a teammate, allegedly made racist slurs to an opponent during a playoff game in 2018 and has had two run-ins with police since he retired following the 2017 season.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) _ Former Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is joining Arizona State’s coaching staff as a special adviser. Lewis spent 16 seasons coaching the Bengals and is the franchise’s all-time wins leader with 131. He led Cincinnati to seven playoff appearances, including five straight from 2011-15, and four division titles. The Bengals fired Lewis following a 6-10 season in 2018.

PARIS (AP) _ In keeping with the trend of the top women’s players losing a set in their first-round matches at the French Open, defending champion Simona Halep overcame a mid-match lapse in a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over 47th-ranked Ajla Tomljanovic. Top-ranked Naomi Osaka was also pushed to three sets in the preceding match on Court Philippe Chatrier, as was Serena Williams a day earlier.

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