German (suspension) was involved in a car accident as a backseat passenger in the Dominican Republic on Friday, Pete Caldera of NorthJersey.com reports. He was not injured. German is not taking part in spring training as a result of the 81-game suspension handed out to him last season for violating the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy. With 63 games of the suspension remaining to be served, German won't be eligible to re-join the Yankees' roster until early June.
German (suspension) won't join the Yankees for spring training and will continue to work out at the organization's academy in his native Dominican Republic, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports. Per the terms of the 81-game suspension he accepted in January for violating the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy, German agreed not to pitch in any Grapefruit League contests, so the Yankees didn't see the benefit in having him report to Florida right away. German will presumably move to the United States no later than May 21, when he's first eligible to resume pitching in minor-league games in preparation for his return to the big club once his suspension is lifted. Since he already missed the Yankees' final 18 games of 2019 after being placed on administrative leave, German will have 63 games left to serve before he can be reinstated to the roster June 5.
German received an 81-game suspension Thursday for violating the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy, Hannah Keyser of Yahoo Sports reports. German missed the end of the 2019 season while the league investigated the allegations against him, and his lengthy suspension was handed down Thursday. The suspension is retroactive to September, so the right-hander will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 campaign in addition to all of spring training. He'll be first eligible to pitch June 5 against the Rays.
German's period of administrative leave was extended through the end of the World Series by MLB and the MLBPA on Wednesday. German had already been ruled out through the postseason by the Yankees, so Wednesday's announcement merely makes his restriction official. His status for 2020 remains up in the air as the league investigates the incident that led to German's alleged violation of the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy.
German (administrative leave) won't pitch again this season, Buster Olney of ESPN reports. German landed on administrative leave Thursday due to a violation of the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy. The timing of the incident made a return this season unlikely, something which has now been confirmed. It remains to be seen how a potential suspension will affect German's 2020 campaign.
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