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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Off-Day Musings and Analysis

Off-Day Musings and Analysis

The Yankees are officially in the home stretch now with just two weeks remaining in the regular season.  Barring some form of horrific, historic collapse, the Yankees will go to the playoffs and win the AL East.  While the remaining games have importance, and getting home field advantage throughout the playoffs would certainly be a preferable outcome to the end of the season, I am personally more concerned about finishing the season with as many healthy players as possible.  It will be a delicate balance, but Aaron Boone has a tough job ahead of him to ensure that guys get the right amount of playing time to be sharp for the playoffs while keeping the Yankees’ foot to the accelerator enough to win some ball games.

As we look to the last couple of weeks of the regular season, here are a few storylines I’ve thought about a bit:

(Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin)

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