Yankees' Statement on Domingo German's Domestic Violence Incident is Highly Hypocritical

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The New York Yankees were dealt a blow on Thursday they really cannot afford at this stage in the MLB season.

One of their few capable starting pitchers, Domingo German, was placed on Administrative Leave by the league as it investigates an incident of domestic violence involving the right-hander.

In response, the Yankees immediately released a statement supporting the MLB's decision, but something doesn't seem right here.

"We support this policy which reinforces that domestic violence has no place in our society and cannot be tolerated."

Great, but let's not forget the Yankees traded for Aroldis Chapman while his value was low because of his involvement in an alleged domestic violence dispute, which got him suspended for the first 30 games of the 2016 season.

Not only that, but the Yankees then parlayed this into trade Chapman to the Cubs for a package including Gleyber Torres, and then signed the flamethrowing closer that same offseason to a massive contract when he hit free agency.

Not exactly the best look, especially since the optics show the Yankees capitalized on an unfortunate past incident that involved domestic violence just a few years ago.

The least they could do it get it right this time around if German is found guilty of the accusations and alleged acts.