The incident reportedly took place in between Monday night and early Tuesday morning following CC Sabathia‘s ‘LegaCCy’ gala. Bob Klapisch of the New York Times added German allegedly slapped his girlfriend during a fight, which an MLB official witnessed.
I’m told the incident involving Domingo German and his girlfriend occurred late Monday night/Tuesday morning in a public setting – he allegedly slapped her during an argument. According to an MLB source, the incident was witnessed by an official from the Commissioner’s office.
Following the news of German’s administrative leave, the Yankees released the following statement:
We fully support all measures being taken by the Commissioner’s office pursuant to the policy on domestic violence. We fully support this policy which reinforces that domestic violence has no place in our society and cannot be tolerated. We have followed the lead of Major League Baseball and continue to provide our complete cooperation throughout the investigative process. We reserve any further comment until the investigation reaches its conclusion. All questions pertaining to this manner should be directed to the office of the Commissioner.
Boone is currently making postseason plans that do not include German on the roster. If German is suspended for any length of time, he would be ineligible for the postseason and would have to serve his suspension for the rest of this season and the beginning of next season.