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MLB Suspends Domingo German For 81 Games

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Major League Baseball handed down its heaviest suspension to date when Domingo German was given 81 games for an allegation of domestic violence. The then-ace of the New York Yankees staff was placed on administrative leave when the situation became public knowledge last September; he ended up missing the remainder of the regular season and all of the playoffs. German will now have to serve his suspension for the first 63 games of the upcoming regular season.


Losing a pitcher of German’s skills for half a season will in fact be a blow to the Yankees and it remains to be seen if they could have made it further into the postseason if the 27-year-old Dominican was available. At the time of his placing on leave, he was 18-4 with 4.03 ERA.



The Yankees released the following statement:


“We remain steadfast in our support of Major League Baseball’s investigative process and the disciplinary action taken regarding Domingo Germán.  Domestic violence — in any form — is a gravely serious matter that affects every segment of our society.  Major League Baseball has taken the lead in our industry to make domestic violence awareness and prevention a priority, and we will continue to back those efforts. We are encouraged by Domingo’s acceptance of his discipline, and we sincerely hope this indicates a commitment to making a meaningful and positive change in his personal conduct.


“As per the Basic Agreement’s Joint Domestic Violence Policy, the Club will have no further comment on this matter and refer all questions to the Office of the Commissioner.”


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