Earlier today Major League Baseball announced the extension of Domingo German’s administrative leave “through the conclusion of the 2019 World Series.” The Yankees pitcher was first placed on leave under the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy on September 19.
Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner opened an investigation into German early last week. Reports conflict on the nature of the incident, with Bob Klapisch reporting it took place in a public setting and in front of league officials. Lindsey Adler, meanwhile, reports that the incident in question occurred at German’s residence.
In a statement released immediately following the initial leave announcement, the Yankees pledged their full cooperation throughout the process:
We fully support all measures being undertaken by the Commissioner’s Office pursuant to the Policy on Domestic Violence. We support this policy which reinforces that domestic violence has no place in our society and cannot be tolerated. We have followed the lead of Major League Baseball and will continue to provide our complete cooperation throughout the investigative process. We reserve any further comment until the investigation reaches its conclusion. All questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Office of the Commissioner.
This remains a developing situation. Pinstripe Alley will have more on it as news becomes available.