Yankees manager Aaron Boone recently said he expected starting pitcher Domingo German to be a big part of the team's postseason plans, but now it seems he will not be any part of them after what appears to be the act of a very small man.
This after the Yankees placed German on administrative leave yesterday under the MLB’s domestic violence policy following an incident that the league learned about Tuesday morning.
Despite the lack of a police report detailing the incident, both the MLB and the players union agreed the allegations against German warranted placing him on seven-day leave amid an investigation.
The investigation is expected to be fast-tracked, and German could face discipline from MLB—including a potential suspension—before the Yankees host Game 1 of the American League Division Series October fourth.
"We fully support all measures being undertaken by the Commissioner's Office pursuant to the Policy on Domestic Violence," the Yankees said. "We support this policy which reinforces that domestic violence has no place in our society and cannot be tolerated.
MLB and the Yankees said they would have no further comment until an investigation has been completed. Under the joint domestic violence policy, a player can be put on administrative leave for up to seven days, barring a mutually agreed-upon extension between the league and union.
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