Yankees right-hander Domingo German MLB-MLBPA is on holiday in the Common Domestic Violence Policy, will not release another inning in 2019, reports Buster Olney of ESPN ( on Twitter ). This includes both the regular season and the postseason. Olney notes that the case is not yet "fully settled in administrative terms." Andy Martino of SNY further reports that the "strong possibility" is that a "significant" suspension will be imposed on Germans next week.
By Martino, the Inlander The incident in question affected the German girlfriend and took place late Monday / early Tuesday after the charity gala of CC Sabathia . Bob Klapisch of The New York Times tweeted yesterday that German allegedly beat his girlfriend and that an officer of the Commissioner's Office witnessed the incident. Martino's report indicates that was not an MLB official witnessing the incident, but that the evidence presented to both the league and the players' union was substantial enough that the MLBPA chose to witness her Right to deny the placement of Germany in the administration, not exercise.
The duration of a possible exposure to German is apparently not fixed yet. Previous examples of league suspension suspensions have varied widely depending on the severity of the incidents in question. At one end of the spectrum, Padres's former left-hander Jose Torres was suspended in 2018 following an arrest for 100 games, and the midfielder of Phillies Odubel Herrera was suspended 85 games previously summer under politics , Meanwhile, the Red Sox right-handed Steven Wright received a less stringent 15-game ban at the start of the 2018 season.
The most extreme punishments under the still relatively new policy have been prosecuted both after the arrest and after the arrest, none of which exist in the case of the German. Just the way in which MLB was made aware of the allegations against Germany makes its case unique, and the lack of a precedent makes it difficult to speculate on the duration of a possible suspension.