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Domingo German placed on administrative leave

Yankees pitcher Domingo German has been placed on administrative leave under the MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy

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Domingo German, New York Yankees pitcher, has been placed on administrative leave pursuant to the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy, it was announced today. The initial period German can be on administrative leave is up to seven days, though that period can be extended.

Per MLB, the league’s Department of Investigations is investigating whatever happened that triggered this placement. I have not seen any information thusfar indicating what occurred, or allegedly occurred.

German last pitched for the Yankees last night, and has a solid 2019 campaign for them, putting up a 4.03 ERA in 143 IP. This investigation would appear to put the rest of the season, as well as the postseason, in jeopardy for German.

UPDATE — Per Bob Klapisch, German slapped his girlfriend late Monday in a “public setting.”