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Yankees pitcher German suspended 81 games for domestic violence

Germán becomes majors first 16-game winner as Yanks beat O’s
Posted at 3:26 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 15:26:20-05

NEW YORK — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.

Germán was put on administrative leave on Sept. 19 while the MLB investigated an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend.

The couple has at least one child together.

Germán missed the final nine games of the 2019 regular season and all nine of New York’s postseason games. Those missed games will count toward his ban.

The right-hander was the Yankees’ winningest pitcher last season at 18-4.