Domingo German is fighting for his career right now after he was placed on administrative leave under the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy.
The New York Yankees pitcher was accused of doing something towards his wife that wasn’t immediately made clear until New York Times writer Bob Klapisch stated he slapped his wife during an argument that was actually witnessed by an official from the Commissioner’s office.
Even though the case has not been resolved, German will be on the shelf for the rest of the year. Here’s MLB’s statement in full:
“The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán has been placed on Administrative Leave under the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy. Per the policy, the initial period of Administrative Leave may last up to seven days, barring an extension.
Major League Baseball’s Department of Investigations has commenced an investigation into the matter that led to his placement on Administrative Leave. MLB will have no further comment until the investigation is complete.”
The Yankees also commented on the situation:
“We fully support all measures being undertaken by the Commissioner’s Office pursuant to the Policy on Domestic Violence. We support this policy which reinforces that domestic violence has no place in our society and cannot be tolerated. We have followed the lead of Major League Baseball and will continue to provide our complete cooperation throughout the investigative process. We reserve any further comment until the investigation reaches its conclusion. All questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Office of the Commissioner.”
On Thursday, the Yankees clinched the American League East for the first time since 2012 with their 100th win of the season.
The 27-year-old holds a record of 18-4 on the season, which tied for the second-most wins among MLB pitchers this season entering Thursday, along with a 4.03 ERA.
German struck out 153 batters and walked 39 batters across 143 innings pitched.