Domingo German suspended 81 games (63 for 2020) for domestic violence

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mauidano

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Saw that and wondered that there was no news leak or mention of arrest, accusations, timing of alleged incident.
 

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"No police report regarding Domingo Germán, per league sources. The incident was reported directly to MLB on Tuesday and a preliminary investigation was expedited. Germán is not allowed to be around the team while on administrative leave."
 

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It apparently happened at CC's event. Absolute moron. Also, I can't believe they had him pitch yesterday.
 

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If the official was Joe Torre, expect the girlfriend to receive a longer suspension than German.
 

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Not at CC's shindig, not in public, not directly witnessed by a MLB official:

"MLB's investigation into Domingo Germán centers on an incident that sources told The Athletic took place at his residence late Monday/early Tuesday. This incident was not witnessed by an official of Major League Baseball, the sources said."

"According to people familiar with the investigation, MLB learned of the incident third-hand. (No one from their office witnessed it.) It was believed to have occurred between Monday night and Tuesday morning."

(via James Wagner and Lindsay Adler on Twitter)
 

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I hope the Yankees didn't know when they put him in the game yesterday.

I agree he should be suspended. Seems like MLB is doing the right thing.
 

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"I’m told the incident involving Domingo German and his girlfriend occurred late Monday night/Tuesday morning in a public setting - he allegedly slapped her during an argument. According to an MLB source, the incident was witnessed by an official from the Commissioner’s office."

View: https://twitter.com/BobKlap/status/1174767909748523011
This astonishes me. Isn't Klapisch an established reporter? I wonder if Twitter is turning good writers into hacks with all the "I'm told"s.
Or is he still standing by what he wrote?
 

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Buster Olney just now, no surprise:

“Domingo German’s case is not fully resolved administratively, but he will not pitch in an MLB game again this year, regular season or postseason."
 

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Buster Olney just now, no surprise:

“Domingo German’s case is not fully resolved administratively, but he will not pitch in an MLB game again this year, regular season or postseason."
Good. Let him go home and get his act together. And let the Yankees get started on filling German’s postseason role in the bullpen.
 

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Suspended 81 games and the union won't appeal. Must have been worse than previously reported.

I wish he'd never pitch for the Yankees again.
 

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From what I'm reading, he slapped her and apparently it was brazen enough to be in front of people because there were witnesses. Ugh, it will be next to impossible to root for him. We're going to need a Wednesday night meeting for German, Chapman, and potentially Hader.

Do I think people should be forgiven over time? Sure, if they've earned it. I just wish it were other fans doing the forgiving.
 

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The drug suspensions while just plain stupid are a lot easier than domestic violence to forgive. Fuck him.

It will cost him $288,750 in salary plus legal fees and whatever else he steps in.
 

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Well, the standard assumption seemed to be he was only going to get a month. Considering he just got one of the longest bans on record, it must have been pretty bad.
 

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Well, the standard assumption seemed to be he was only going to get a month. Considering he just got one of the longest bans on record, it must have been pretty bad.
Or, after Taubman’s dumb comments, MLB is taking domestic violence more seriously.

I won’t question other people’s codes and I’m not sure what I’d do in that position, but I’m glad I don’t have to root for a team where 8% of the roster is comprised of domestic abusers.
 

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Or, after Taubman’s dumb comments, MLB is taking domestic violence more seriously.

I won’t question other people’s codes and I’m not sure what I’d do in that position, but I’m glad I don’t have to root for a team where 8% of the roster is comprised of domestic abusers.
Hey! We use the 40 man roster for such statistics.
 

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Trade him to Houston. Our front four is ridiculously strong. I'll take Happ and his salary over a domestic abuser any day. Or move Happ and see what all these kids can do.