Yankees star pitcher Domingo German has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball because of domestic violence.
MLB did not give details in its statement Thursday, but said the leave “may last up to seven days, barring an extension.” MLB is investigating and says it will have no further comment.
MLB cited its agreement with the union on domestic violence policy.
The Yankees say in a statement they “fully support all measures being undertaken” by the commissioner and stressed that “domestic violence has no place in our society and cannot be tolerated.” The team adds that MLB will have its “complete cooperation.”
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— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 19, 2019
The Yankees signed RHP Michael King (#73) to a Major League contract and selected him to the active roster.
Germán has given the Yankees’ rotation a big lift this year, going 18-4 with a 4.03 ERA.