German was reinstated from the restricted list Tuesday.
German missed the entirety of the season due to suspension after violating the league's domestic violence policy late in the 2019 campaign. He's ineligible to participate in the postseason but could potentially figure into the Yankees' rotation plans in 2021.
German (suspension) will not pitch during the postseason, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
German's suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy will expire early in the playoffs, but he won't be able to build up in time to play even a minor role. He'll be ready to go come next year's spring training, though his role at that point will be unclear as he will have gone over a year without throwing a competitive pitch.
German (suspension) will not be retiring, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
German announced in a somewhat cryptic Instagram post Friday that he was stepping away from baseball. He's since deleted that post and provided another one, in which he apologized for the "unsettling post," explaining that he let his emotions get the best of him after being forced to watch his teammates get ready for the season from afar. German will miss the entirety of the season as well as the first three games of next year while serving a domestic-violence suspension.
The Yankees do not believe that German (suspension) is retiring, as his since-deleted Instagram post suggested he intended to do Friday, Bob Klapisch of The New York Times reports.
German still has 63 games remaining on his 81-game domestic violence suspension, meaning he'll miss the entirety of this year as well as the first three games of the 2021 season. Whether or not he remains a major-league player at that point remains to be seen.
German (suspension) announced Friday that he has left baseball, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
German was ineligible to take part in the shortened 2020 season with 63 games left on his suspension, but his update posted Friday on his personal Instagram page signals that he may not return to MLB once his suspension is over. The 27-year-old has posted a 4.52 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 273:81 K:BB over 55 appearances (38 starts) in three seasons with the Yankees.
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.
German (personal) is not expected to be part of the Yankees' postseason plans, Liz Roscher of Yahoo Sports reports.
The news comes as no surprise after German was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Thursday as part of the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy. The period of administrative leave may last up to seven days, though the investigation is still ongoing and details about the incident remain murky. If the accusations against German are determined to be warranted, he is likely to face a lengthy suspension.
German was placed on administrative leave Thursday under the league's domestic violence policy, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
The period of leave will last up to seven days, barring an extension. There are no details regarding this issue at this point, but MLB will investigate the issue and will not comment further until the investigation is complete.
German pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in relief against the Angels on Wednesday, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out two. He did not factor into the decision.
German replaced CC Sabathia with the bases loaded and two outs in the third frame and induced a fielder's chose to end the threat. He hung around for two more innings, allowing three baserunners but no runs. German's transition to a bulk relief role in preparation for the playoffs has gone smoothly thus far as he has held opponents scoreless over 6.1 frames while racking up seven strikeouts. He'll likely follow Sabathia again when the Yankees take on the Rays in Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
German could pitch in relief of CC Sabathia on Wednesday or could start later in the week, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
German had been shifted to a long-relief role to preserve his arm as the Yankees look to manage his workload heading into the playoffs. It's possible the Yankees are waiting to see how long Sabathia is able to last. J.A. Happ's status is also up in the air as he deals with biceps tendinitis.
German (18-4) earned the win in Game 2 of a doubleheader against Detroit on Thursday, pitching four scoreless innings and giving up two hits and no walks while striking out five.
As planned, CC Sabathia opened the game and German entered in a bulk relief role, throwing 50 pitches -- 37 of which were strikes -- in four frames. German inherited a one-run lead with the tying run in scoring position and one out in the fourth inning and quickly extinguished the threat, needing only six pitches to set the next two batters down in order. The 27-year-old then cruised through the rest of his outing, whiffing five along the way to record his 18th victory, tying Justin Verlander for tops in baseball. Despite his success as a traditional starter, German figures to continue pitching out of the bullpen for the remainder of September as the Yankees look to manage his workload and prepare him for the relief role that he will likely fill in the playoffs.
German will piggyback CC Sabathia in Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Wednesday's game was postponed. German has been moved into a long-relief role in an effort to manage his innings and prepare him for his postseason role.
German's next appearance will come in relief of CC Sabathia on Wednesday in Detroit, as the Yankees manage his workload and prepare him for the relief role he will likely occupy in October, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
It will be a piggyback situation. Sabathia has not logged more than 4.1 innings in an outing since July 16, so he and German could each log between three and four innings before turning it over to the actual relievers. This will give German a chance to qualify for a win, but it also makes him somewhat reliant on Sabathia keeping the lead. German has thrown 140.2 total innings this year after throwing 94 innings in 2018, so it's understandable that the Yankees want to dial back his usage.
German (17-4) was saddled with the loss after allowing five runs in 4.1 innings of work Friday against the Red Sox. He struck out five while allowing four walks and three hits.
German faced just one more than the minimum through three innings before things started to unravel in the fourth. A two-out rally led to a run-scoring single by Brock Holt and a three-run homer by Mitch Moreland. German was pulled after a one-out walk to Mookie Betts in the fifth inning, who would come around to score. German's strong win-loss record hides a relatively mediocre 4.21 ERA. He'll look to bring that number down Wednesday in Detroit.
German allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings in a no-decision against the A's on Saturday.
The only real blemish was a two-run homer allowed to Matt Olson in the fourth inning. German got 15 called strikes and 11 swinging strikes on 90 pitches and has now allowed three earned runs or fewer in 19 of his 24 appearances this season. He is 8-1 in 11 starts since returning from a hip injury in July. Up next is a road start in Boston.
German (17-3) held the Dodgers to one run on five hits in six innings to take the win Sunday. He struck out five and walked two.
German served up a home run to Joc Pederson on his first pitch of the game but kept Los Angeles at bay thereafter, scattering three doubles and a single while holding the Dodgers hitless with runners in scoring position. He leads the majors with 17 wins and has yet to tally more than one loss in any month this season. The 27-year-old will carry a 4.03 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 136:30 K:BB across 127.1 innings into a home matchup with Oakland on Saturday.
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