March 3, 2021

Yankees keeping suspended Domingo German away from spring training (New York Post)

Domingo German is allowed to be at spring training, but he won’t be in attendance.

The Yankees are keeping the right-hander away from their spring training in Tampa, a Yankees source told The Post’s Ken Davidoff, after German was suspended 81 games for violating MLB’s domestic-violence policy. Eighteen of those games were served last season, so German will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 campaign.

German, 27, isn’t allowed to play in Grapefruit League games or any minor league spring training contests, but he is allowed by MLB to partake in non-public spring training workouts with no fans present. The Yankees decided that won’t happen. German doesn’t even have a locker at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

He can begin pitching in minor league games on May 21 in preparation for his return — German is eligible to return to the Yankees on June 5, when they begin a six-game homestand with a three-game series against the Rays.

German went 18-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 27 appearances (24 starts) for the Yankees last season.

His suspension is the fourth-longest MLB has issued for a violation of its domestic-violence policy, which is entering its fifth season.

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