Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:00 am
Yankees pitcher put on leave
NEW YORK – Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at home this week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday.
The person spoke under condition of anonymity because no details have been authorized during the probe by Major League Baseball.
Germán was put on administrative leave Thursday under MLB's domestic violence policy.
The person said the incident occurred Monday night into Tuesday at Germán's residence in Yonkers. Germán and his girlfriend have at least one child together.
MLB is not aware of any police involvement in the situation.
Germán isn't permitted to be around the team during the administrative leave, which can last up to seven days, barring an extension. MLB and the players' union will speak next week to determine the next step.
Germán's locker still had his jerseys, hats and cleats before Friday night's game at Yankee Stadium against Toronto.
Manager rejoins Nationals
Washington manager Dave Martinez has rejoined the team following a heart procedure that caused him to a miss a three-game series at St. Louis. The 54-year-old was back in the dugout Friday, four days after a cardiac catheterization.