NEW YORK – Domingo German, a pitcher for the New York Yankees, was slammed with an 81-game suspension on Thursday after violating the MLB’s domestic abuse policy.
Prior to the end of the 2019 season, German was placed on administrative leave in September by commissioner Rob Manfred for allegedly getting into a physical altercation with Maria Vega, the mother of German’s two children.
Having already served 18 games of the suspension which consisted of nine regular season and nine playoff games, German will miss the first 63 games of the upcoming 2020 MLB season.
German has made an agreement to not appeal the suspension, and will be in treatment in which the MLB’s Joint Policy Board will keep a close eye on German throughout the remainder of his suspension.
German finished his 2019 campaign with an 18-4 record with a 4.03 ERA on the mound, striking out 153 batters prior to being placed on the league’s restricted list.