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.
German (16-3) was hit with the loss against the Athletics on Tuesday, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits over 5.1 innings, striking out seven and walking two in a 6-2 defeat for the Yankees.
German didn't have it in this one, as Oakland jumped on him for three runs in the first inning courtesy of home runs from Matt Olson and Mark Canha and would add three more before chasing him from the contest after 99 pitches. German's 4.15 ERA isn't eye-popping, but he's enjoying a fine season, with a majors-leading 16 wins. He's also sporting a 1.14 WHIP and 131:28 K:BB across 121.1 innings. The right-hander will look to bounce back from this outing in his next start, which will see him take on the Dodgers on the road Sunday.
German is not expected to have his innings capped for the season, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
Even though German is at 120 innings pitched between the major-league club and Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre, the Yankees are not expected to restrict his innings at the end of the season. The right-hander missed several weeks with a hip flexor strain in June which helped to provide a natural limitation on innings, and the Yankees' report signals that he no longer has limitations. The 27-year-old carries an ERA of 3.96 with a 124:26 K:BB through 20 starts at the major-league level this season.
German will miss out on a two-start week with the Yankees deciding not to include him among their probable pitchers for the four-game weekend series with Cleveland, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
German won a fourth straight decision and claimed his MLB-leading 16th victory Tuesday against the Orioles, working seven frames and giving up two runs on five hits and one walk. Though the 27-year-old has been the team's most dependable starter this season, the Yankees are cognizant of managing his workload since he's already logged 120 innings between the majors and Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre, well above the 93.1 frames he totaled in 2018. The impending return of CC Sabathia (knee) to the rotation this weekend help the Yankees meet that goal, as German now lines up to make his next start on six days' rest (Aug. 20 in Oakland).
German is approaching an undetermined innings limit, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Though the number of innings German will be allowed to pitch has yet to be announced, general manager Brian Cashman has acknowledged that such a limit exists. Including Tuesday's victory over Baltimore -- his league-leading 16th of the season -- German has now tossed 120 innings this year (116 in the majors and four in the minors). His career high as a pro is 123.1 innings, set in 2014 while with the Marlins organization.
German (16-2) allowed two runs on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts across seven frames to earn a victory against the Orioles on Tuesday.
While he gave up two solo home runs, German's domination of the AL East continued Tuesday. Against the Orioles, German improved to 4-0 with a 2.52 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 25 innings this season. German has seen his ERA increase since the beginning of July, but he's won seven of his last eight outings and took a no-decision in the other one. Behind that winning streak, he leads the league with 16 victories and has a 3.96 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 124 strikeouts in 116 innings this season. German will face the Indians next at home Sunday.
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