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

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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.
 

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Latest on German in the Athletic.

Germán was expected to address reporters on Sunday but instead released this statement through a Yankees spokesperson:

“It is important to me that I have the opportunity to speak directly with my teammates, both individually and collectively, and address them face to face before I speak to the media, and our fans.

“This process has begun, but more time is needed. Especially since half our team has yet to report to spring training.

“I recognize that speaking publicly will be an important step for me. And I will do so in the upcoming days.”

On Wednesday, the day pitchers and catchers reported to Tampa, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that he did not plan to have Germán address his teammates as a group. Britton spoke with local media on Thursday. On Friday, Boone said that Britton’s comments had made him give it more thought.

“I would say it’s, I guess, put a little strength in my antenna, as far as something that I’m looking at more closely,” Boone said. “Now, I’m not ready to say that Domingo needs to go and address the team, I don’t think that at this point is something that I want to make somebody do. I think that needs to be something that comes from within and is authentic.

“But it is something that I’m looking at, and trying to pay attention to, as best I can, because obviously, we’re dealing with a serious issue. And we’re dealing with a person’s life and livelihood and we want to be a part of helping that situation and paying attention to what our group and our players are feeling is important. So it’s certainly something that I’m paying close attention to, we are paying close attention to, but not ready to have him address the team coming as a directive for me.”
What's puzzling is it would appear to me the Yankees are horrible at the PR game in regards to the handling of a domestic violence situation.
 

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No one is good at that, it's an impossible situation. You can release the player, but many argue that will make it harder for future victims (of other players) to come forward.

German plans to address the team privately, but because of Covid, he is going to need to do that multiple times in smaller groups, and then he will make a public statement. It probably all should have been handled a while back since this happened something like 17 months ago at this point, but he was never actually with the team in 2020.
 

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No one is good at that, it's an impossible situation. You can release the player, but many argue that will make it harder for future victims (of other players) to come forward.

German plans to address the team privately, but because of Covid, he is going to need to do that multiple times in smaller groups, and then he will make a public statement. It probably all should have been handled a while back since this happened something like 17 months ago at this point, but he was never actually with the team in 2020.
It's not about releasing German. That ship sailed the day he remained a Yankee after the facts became known. And no, I do not think it's an impossible situation. It's about managing the message, and providing mentorship to German. I'm talking about how on earth they could've been blindsided by Zach Britton's comments? What, did they even bother to poll the players?

And German's plans should be taken with a huge chunk of salt. Just put him on a Zoom meeting to address the group, and then field phone calls. This lack of stewardship and consistent messaging all could've been avoided.

(none of this is ban-worthy, btw).
 

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I don't see the reason to get caught up in the process here. Things like this will always be kept very close to the chest for the organization and the most we'll hear is that he spoke with his teammates and is working on himself. I don't want him on the team and it'll be very hard to root for him but he's going to play somewhere and giving another team a potential mid-rotation starter for free (dropping him) also really bothers me.
 

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No one is good at that, it's an impossible situation. You can release the player, but many argue that will make it harder for future victims (of other players) to come forward.

German plans to address the team privately, but because of Covid, he is going to need to do that multiple times in smaller groups, and then he will make a public statement. It probably all should have been handled a while back since this happened something like 17 months ago at this point, but he was never actually with the team in 2020.
This is the best explanation so far. Nothing was normal last year. German is on a very short leash right now.
 

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(none of this is ban-worthy, btw).
It is not quite worth banning, but it is the same kind of thing I warned you about already. Basically every other place where the Yankees are discussed on the web, the posters take a few tiny tidbits via Twitter or whatever and then riff on them like condescending know-it-all experts, whether or not the details of the tweets even turn out to be accurate. We don't do that here but there are plenty of other places to do that if that's what you want to do.