Domingo German was suspended for 81 games under MLB’s domestic violence policy, MLB announced on Thursday.
German, 27, has already served 18 of those games from last season, meaning the Yankees right-hander will be out the first 63 games of the 2020 season.
German allegedly slapped his girlfriend at then-teammate CC Sabathia’s charity event on Sept. 6 of last year. German will not appeal the suspension.
“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,” Manfred said in a statement.” Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Germán violated our Policy and that discipline is appropriate.”
German was 18-4 with a 4.03 ERA and in the midsts of a breakout season before the alleged incident.