Report: Yankees' German Won't Pitch Again In 2019

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Domingo German will not pitch for the Yankees again in 2019, according to a report Friday.

German was placed on administrative leave under the joint MLB-MLBPA domestic violence policy Thursday while baseball officials investigate a domestic violence allegation against the Yankees pitcher.

Sources told ESPN's Buster Olney that, although the case has not been settled administratively, German will miss both the rest of the regular season and the postseason. 

The MLB-MLBPA policy says German's leave may last up until seven days unless the league and union agree to an extension.

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German, 27, was enjoying a breakout season, going 18-4 with a 4.03 ERA. His win total leads the Yankees and ranks second in the majors behind only Houston's Justin Verlander.

The alleged incident occurred sometime after the Yankees returned from their recent three-game road trip against the Toronto Blue Jays, according to TMZ Sports. There are conflicting reports about what exactly happened. Per The New York Times' Bob Klapisch, German allegedly slapped his girlfriend during an argument that was witnessed by an official with the MLB commissioner's office. The Athletic's Lindsey Adler, however, reported that the incident occurred at German's home late Monday or early Tuesday and was not witnessed by any MLB official.

According to Adler, there was no police report filed involving German and the issue was brought directly to the league Tuesday. 

The Yankees issued a statement Thursday saying: "We fully support all measures being undertaken by the Commissioners’ Office pursuant to the Policy on Domestic Violence," the Yankees said in a statement. "We support this policy which reinforces that domestic violence has no place in our society and cannot be tolerated. 

"We have followed the lead of Major League Baseball and will continue to provide our complete cooperation throughout the investigative process. We reserve any further comment until the investigation reaches its conclusion. All questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Office of the Commissioner."