New York Yankees: Domingo German releases statement

New York Yankees, Domingo German
Apr 28, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (55) throws a pitch during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

After new details of Domingo German’s 2019 domestic violence case came to light, New York Yankees‘ fans and the media covering the team are wondering if they will ever get an explanation from the pitcher about what happened.

By now, we knew that in an event organized by former Yankees’ teammate CC Sabathia in September 2019, German slapped his girlfriend. However, as Lindsey Adler reported in a recent story, there was more.

The Athletic’s writer said that German was intoxicated, “and became physically violent toward his girlfriend until she hid in a locked room. The victim is said to have contacted the wife of another Yankees player, and the couple drove to Germán’s home late at night. The victim remained with the teammate’s wife, while the player attempted to calm down Germán, who is said to have been angry and belligerent.”

The Yankees’ pitcher wants to talk to his teammates

Now, German is reportedly looking to make amends, but that may be an uphill battle. He released a statement over the weekend:

“It is important to me that I have the opportunity to speak directly with my teammates, both individually and collectively, and address them face-to-face before I speak to the media and our fans,” Germán said. “This process has begun, but more time is needed, especially since half our team has yet to report to Spring Training. I recognize that speaking publicly will be an important step for me and I will do so in the upcoming days.”

The Yankees’ righty was supposed to talk to the press on Saturdayvia Zoom, in which would have been his first public statement after the suspension that cost him the entire 2020 season. Instead, he opted to postpone his appearance in light of the new revelations reported by The Athletic.

German, before the article, was the favorite to win the fifth starter job in the New York Yankees. Now, his future got a lot murkier.