12up Logo12up Logo

Yankees' Domingo German Reportedly Won't Pitch Again This Season After Domestic Violence Incident

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 18: Domingo German #55 of the New York Yankees pitches during the third inning of their game against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium on September 18, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Yankees | Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Regardless of the outcome of the league's investigation into his domestic violence case, it seems Domingo German won't suit up again this year.

The standout New York Yankees starter will not pitch again this year in the regular season or the postseason, per ESPN's Buster Olney, while the investigation into his recent behavior continues.

German's season was initially thrown into jeopardy after it was revealed on Thursday that he was placed on administrative leave under the league's domestic violence policy.

As the story goes, German and his girlfriend got into an argument late Monday night and into Tuesday morning that ultimately led to him slapping her, an act that was allegedly witnessed and reported to the Commissioner's office.

It's reassuring to see that the league isn't giving German, who has been a vital contributor to the Yankees' success this year, any leniency in early stages of this investigation. Though there's still plenty of information to be unearthed, his placement on leave shows that MLB is taking this entire ordeal very seriously.

There's still plenty left to be determined in this case, but regardless of what comes out, he won't see the field again in 2019.