New York Yankees RHP Domingo German placed on administrative leave

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees are closing in on the American League East Division title, but the quality of their postseason roster is in peril after starting pitcher Domingo German was placed on administrative leave due to a domestic violence issue. Per an official release, Major League Baseball will begin an investigation into the event, though no details have been disclosed as of yet.

"We support this policy which reinforces that domestic violence has no place in our society and can not be tolerated", the Yankees said in a statement. "We support this policy which reinforces that domestic violence has no place in our society and can not be tolerated", the Yankees said in a statement. The team adds that Major League Baseball will have its "complete cooperation". Boone said he "heard some of the whispers" that Major League Baseball was investigating.

Major League Baseball and the union agreed to the domestic violence policy in August 2015.

The announcement came less than 24 hours after German pitched, out of the bullpen, for the Yankees on Wednesday night. The 27-year-old had his best month since April in August, going 4-1 with a 3.82 ERA despite giving up a whopping 10 homers.

Manager Aaron Boone recently said he expected German to be a big part of the team's postseason plans, but Boone said Thursday that the team needs to prepare for the postseason like German won't be available.

The 27-year-old just pitched for NY at Yankees Stadium on Wednesday night. throwing 2.1 innings and giving up just 1 hit and no runs.

The Yankees pitcher, who is now second in the majors in wins with 18, has been suspended for seven days, "barring an extension", according to the league.

Boone said he heard "whispers" of.

"There's no denying the importance of Domingo to our team, so there is that element of we must continue on and continue to press forward", he said. "So, hopefully, that's a forum for people, players to talk through it".

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