MLB has levied an 81-game suspension on Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán.
The league announced Thursday that it found the New York right-hander in violation of its joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.
“My office has completed its investigation into the allegations that Domingo Germán violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said via news release. “Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Germán violated our Policy and that discipline is appropriate.”
The Yankees added: “We remain steadfast in our support of Major League Baseball’s investigative process and the disciplinary action taken regarding Domingo Germán. Domestic violence — in any form — is a gravely serious matter that affects every segment of our society. …
“We are encouraged by Domingo’s acceptance of his discipline, and we sincerely hope this indicates a commitment to making a meaningful and positive change in his personal conduct.”
Germán was placed administrative leave after a Sept. 16 incident in which he allegedly hit the mother of his children at teammate CC Sabathia’s charity event.
No charges were filed, and no police report was made. MLB was notified through a third party and the league conducted its own investigation into the incident.
Germán will not appeal the suspension.
The ban is retroactive to 2019, during which he served 18 games, leaving 63 games left in Germán’s suspension in the 2020 season.
Germán will also donate to Sanctuary for Families, a New York City-based non-profit organization dedicated to aiding victims of domestic violence, per MLB’s release.