Breaking News: Yankees Pitcher Domingo German Placed on Leave Under MLB's Domestic Violence Policies

Breaking News: Yankees Pitcher Domingo German Placed on Leave Under MLB's Domestic Violence Policies

In a year that has been highlighted by the sheer amount of injuries that have sidelined what would’ve been key contributors to the 2019 Yankees (Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Dellin Betances to name a few), the Yankees will now be continuing the season, at least temporarily, without one of their biggest surprises of the season in pitcher Domingo German.

Earlier today, as announced by the MLB, Yankees pitcher Domingo German (#55) will be placed on administrative leave under the joint league’s (MLB) and players association’s (MLBPA) domestic violence policies. The Yankees have issued statements in regards to this recent news. The MLB has not yet, and will not comment on the issue until an investigation has taken place.

The MLB Department of Investigations has currently started an investigation, which is what led to German’s leave of absence. This initial period of leave will last up to 7 days, barring an extension by either office (MLB or MLBPA).

As more information becomes available, updates to this post (or others) will occur.

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Book Excerpt - Lincoln Mitchell's "San Francisco Year Zero: Political Upheaval, Punk Rock and a Third Place Baseball Team"

Book Excerpt - Lincoln Mitchell's "San Francisco Year Zero: Political Upheaval, Punk Rock and a Third Place Baseball Team"

Lincoln Mitchell’s newest book, San Francisco Year Zero: Political Upheaval, Punk Rock and a Third Place Baseball Team, will be published in a few weeks by Rutgers University Press. The book is about San Francisco in 1978 and will include a close look at the Giants 1978 season when they were in first place for three months and for much of the year were the big story in the city.

Noted baseball and music writer Dan Epstein says of this book, “If you love San Francisco, urban history, baseball and/or punk rock, this is an essential read.”

We have a preview of this new book here!

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Quick Hit: Yankees Drop Final Home Game of CC's Career by a Score of 3-2

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