Yankees’ Germán placed on leave by MLB for a domestic violence incident
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
New York Yankees starter Domingo Germán has been placed on leave by Major League Baseball. According to ESPN, a whistle blower reportedly contacted MLB on Tuesday about an incident.
New York Times’ Bob Klapisch is reporting that he allegedly slapped his girlfriend during an argument. The incident reportedly happened late Monday night.
Klapisch is also reporting that the incident happened in a public setting. MLB’s Department of Investigations will look into the matter.
While the incident allegedly happened in a public setting, there was no police report.
He will be out initially for at least seven days through the MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy. This can be extended depending on what the investigators find.
“Major League Baseball’s Department of Investigations has commenced an investigation into the matter that led to his placement on Administrative Leave,” MLB said in a statement. “MLB will have no further comment until the investigation is complete.”
The 27-year-old San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic native has spent two-plus years with the Yankees. He is having a career-best season with an 18-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 27 games, including 24 starts.
He has allowed 69 runs (64 earned runs), including 30 home runs, over 143 innings over 125 hits. He has struck out 153 batters and walked 39.
He is the second player placed under leave this season. Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera was previously placed on leave before being suspended for the rest of the 2019 season.