Domingo German on MLB Administrative Leave for Rest of Season

Source: YES Network

Source: YES Network

Jillian Thibodeau, Editor

After hitting his girlfriend following CC’s Sabathia’s charity gala at his home on the night of Monday, September 17th, New York Yankees pitcher, Domingo German has been placed on administrative leave. As of Thursday the 20th, German’s administrative leave was put into action.

Although the Major League Baseball Player Associations’ domestic violence policy states that a player can be put on administrative leave for up to seven days, that time can be extended depending on the situation. In German’s case, his administrative leave has been extended and it is being said that he will not play with the Yankees for the rest of 2019. Even though German’s case is still being investigated, the odds are not looking in his favor thus far, German will not be pitching for the rest of the regular season and the postseason. Some sources even say that there is a chance that he can be suspended for the rest of the season. 

The team and many fans believe that this is the right thing for the League to do, even if it may hurt the team. The Yankees made a statement saying, “We fully support all measures being undertaken by the Commissioner’s Office pursuant to the Policy on Domestic Violence. We support this policy which reinforces that domestic violence has no place in our society and cannot be tolerated.” 

Not only this, but some Yankees fans from South Windsor High School also commented about the topic. Senior, Megan LeMay firmly stated that “What he [German] did was not right, however, I am very worried for the rest of the season since he has been really good this year. I think that if the Yankees are going to make it far in the playoffs, they need him.” To add on, another senior, Jennifer Burnham mentioned that “He [German] is one of the best pitchers the Yankees have and now he may not be able to play, which is not good. German also brings energy to the team, so without him, all the players will have to bring more energy to games coming up.” However, Burnham thinks that even though the team will be different without German, they “will be okay without him.”

With all this being said, there is no additional information that has been released to the public about German’s case, and there is no saying how long it will take for a decision to be made about it. Stick around to find out more about what will happen to German and how the Yankees perform without him. The next Yankees game is on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:10 pm.