Yankees' Domingo German Placed on Administrative Leave Under Domestic Violence Policy

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The New York Yankees have been losing key players left and right all season, and another one will be gone, but because of something more malicious than an injury.

Major League Baseball has stunningly announced that right-handed pitcher Domingo German has been placed on administrative leave under the league's domestic violence policy.

The team released a statement in the immediate aftermath, claiming they're in full support of MLB's decision.

The initial period of time for a player whose been placed on administrative leave is seven days, barring an extension of the investigation. Of course, it's possible a suspension is likely around the corner, which would impact German's postseason status

The details of the incident are still unknown, but from a baseball standpoint, this is a huge loss for the Yankees, a postseason juggernaut that already had depth problems in the rotation. German had been fazed out of the rotation as his innings limit approached, and would've likely piggybacked other starters in the playoff rotation, getting key outs once ticketed for the now-injured Dellin Betances.

More details surely to follow.