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New York Yankees: Details of Domingo German domestic violence allegation released

by John Zarnowski
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New York Yankees’ ace Domingo German was placed on administrative leave for violating the MLB’s domestic violence policy.

Reported first by TMZ Sports, “the alleged incident happened earlier this week after the Yankees returned from their road trip in Toronto.”

German allegedly slapped his girlfriend during an argument in a public setting Monday night which was witnessed a member of the commissioner’s office, reported by Bob Klapish of the New York Times

An investigation has begun and should last at least seven days, which could be extended.



The Yankees provided a statement earlier today:

“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.”

The MLB released a statement earlier today saying:

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.

Only 27 years old, Domingo German has had a significant impact on the team this year leading them with 18 wins and 4 losses, which gives him the highest winning percentage in the major leagues.

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