New York Yankees: Domingo German placed on administrative leave amid domestic violence allegation

New York Yankees, Domingo German

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

The Yankees provided a statement on the matter:

“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 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.

An investigation has begun and is expected to take at least seven days granted an extension doesn’t happen.

No specific information has been released at this time.

German has been a dominant force for the Yankees 2019 campaign. He’s credited to an 18-4 record and a 4.03 ERA. The Yankees have called up Michael King in German’s absence.