Yankees pitcher Domingo German was placed on Administrative Leave under Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy on Thursday, according to a report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman adds that the Department of Investigations "has commenced an investigation into the matter that led to his placement on Administrative Leave." (Joel Sherman on Twitter)
There are no additional details at this time, but the Yankees released a statement staying that they fully support the measures being taken by the Commissioner's office. German had won 18 games for the Yankees this season, striking out 153 batters over 143 innings with a 4.03 ERA. He had already been moved to a relief role to limit his innings down the stretch, and it is now unclear if he will return to the team this season or be available in the postseason.