New York Yankees pitcher suspended under baseball’s domestic violence policy
New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German received an 81-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The disciplinary action was determined following an investigation.
German, 27, allegedly had a physical altercation with Mara Vega, his children’s mother. The league spoke to Vega about the Sept. 16, 2019 incident after being notified by a third party.
MLB placed German on administrative leave three days after the alleged incident. He missed the last nine games of the regular season along with nine postseason games. Due to his suspension, the pitcher will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season. It marks the fourth-longest suspension under the league’s domestic violence policy, which was implemented in 2015.
German had no plans to appeal the suspension. He also agreed to make a donation to Sanctuary for Families, a nonprofit organization that helps domestic violence victims in New York.
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