German is currently under administrative leave due to the allegations and will not return to the field until his case is resolved with Major League baseball, reported by ESPN.
German was reportedly seen slapping his girlfriend in a public setting following the series in Toronto.
“This is something that, baseball aside, this is a bigger issue, obviously,” said manager Aaron Boone. “When you hear the words ‘domestic violence,’ it’s one of those things that stops you in your tracks. I give Major League Baseball and the players’ association credit for doing their part in, several years ago, trying to be ahead of this and putting disciplinary action in place, hopefully being part of the solution to what is a problem in our society.”
Boone expected German to be a big part of the Yankees’ 2019 postseason campaign. They had big plans of him playing many roles.
The New York Yankees have only released this statement following the news:
“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.”