Yankees will likely receive good news on Domingo German domestic violence case

New York Yankees, Domingo German

Before we get started, domestic violence should not be tolerated or justified, even if a New York Yankees player commits it, in this instance, starting pitcher, Domingo German. The negative attention and press an event like this causes for a prestigious team like the Yankees can spell the end of a player’s career in the Bronx, but it seems as if the organization is behind German.

According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the MLB is coming to a conclusion in regards to German’s case, who will likely walk away with a minimal suspension after reportedly striking the mother of hid children, Mara Vega, in public, on the evening of September 16.

Without a police report being filed, there’s little evidence and cause for a lengthy suspension for the young pitcher. Teammate Aroldis Chapman was suspended for 30-games in 2016 and Houston Astros’ Roberto Osuna, missed 75 games in 2018 on domestic violence charges.

The offseason for the Yankees could be determined by the result of the case against German, who is set to be a consistent starter for the next several seasons.

How did Domingo German perform for the Yankees in 2019?

The Dominican starter had a career-high season in 2019, finishing 18-4 with a 4.03 ERA, 1.147 WHIP, and 153:39 K:BB ratio over 143 innings. At just 27-yeard-old, the Yanks are expecting him to grow into an ace that can help solidify one of the best starting units in baseball.

Despite the concerns regarding Domingo, the Bombers are known for giving player’s multiple chances to redeem themselves unless you’re Clint Frazier, of course, who was sent to the dog house for being negative towards reporters last season.

I anticipate the committee will impose a 30-game suspension for German, who likely won’t miss the majority of the 2020 season. Having him in the starting rotation will undoubtedly give the Yankees an edge, and if they manage to sign a big-name arm this offseason, they could be walking into next year with an exceptional rotation.