New York Yankees starter Domingo German has been placed on Major League Baseball’s administrative leave under the league’s joint domestic violence policy.
He could be unavailable for at least a week, but that timeframe could be extended. Per an official release, MLB will begin an investigation into the event, though no details have been disclosed as of yet.
German had been one of the Yankees’ largest surprises this season, stepping up for a depleted starting rotation to go 18-4 with a 4.03 ERA. The Yankees announced that they have signed right-handed pitcher Michael King to replace German on the roster.
“We fully support all measures being undertaken by the Commissioner’s Office pursuant to the Policy on Domestic Violence,” read an official statement from the Yankees. “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.”
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