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Breaking News: Yankees Pitcher Domingo German Placed on Leave Under MLB’s Domestic Violence Po

In a year that has been highlighted by the sheer amount of injuries that have sidelined what would’ve been key contributors to the 2019 Yankees (Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Dellin Betances to name a few), the Yankees will now be continuing the season, at least temporarily, without one of their biggest surprises of the season in pitcher Domingo German.

Earlier today, as announced by the MLB, Yankees pitcher Domingo German (#55) will be placed on administrative leave under the joint league’s (MLB) and players association’s (MLBPA) domestic violence policies. The Yankees have issued statements in regards to this recent news. The MLB has not yet, and will not comment on the issue until an investigation has taken place.

The MLB Department of Investigations has currently started an investigation, which is what led to German’s leave of absence. This initial period of leave will last up to 7 days, barring an extension by either office (MLB or MLBPA).

As more information becomes available, updates to this post (or others) will occur.

Yankees Pitcher Domingo German (#55) has been placed on Administrative League by the MLB and MLBPA under the joint Domestic Violence Policies.

New York Yankees Statement:

Statement from the New York Yankees Regarding Domingo Germán: pic.twitter.com/GjijwWiElB — New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 19, 2019
 

Follow-Up Moves:

Prior to tonight’s game, Domingo Germán was placed on administrative leave by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and placed on the Restricted List The Yankees signed RHP Michael King (#73) to a Major League contract and selected him to the active roster. — New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 19, 2019
 

First to Report the News: (Credit to Lindsey Adler)

Major League Baseball has announced Domingo Germán has been placed in administrative leave under the league’s domestic violence policy. pic.twitter.com/qdVijHFQGG — Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) September 19, 2019

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