Domingo Germán, a pitcher for the New York Yankees, emerged from the restricted player list Tuesday after serving an 81-game suspension imposed under Major League Baseball policies on domestic violence.
The 28-year-old right-hander cannot pitch in the postseason, given that he was on the restricted list on Sept. 15, the deadline. He will be eligible to pitch at the beginning of the next preseason.
Germán was suspended on September 19 of last year, while the Major Leagues investigated a case of alleged domestic violence that involved his girlfriend, with whom he has at least one child.
The Dominican missed the last nine games of the 2019 regular season, as well as nine playoff commitments. He accepted an 81-game suspension on Jan. 2 and the 18 games he had already missed were counted.
He missed all 60 games of the 2020 regular season, the Yankees' sweep of Cleveland in the wild-card series and the first game against Tampa Bay in the division series on Monday.
Under the terms of the domestic violence policy, Germán's suspension cost him 34,153 of the $ 577,500 that made up his salary last year, as well as his entire prorated salary of $ 229,509 for this year, in which he was originally due. 619,675.
Nor did he accumulate service time in the majors during the suspension. With a cumulative of two years and 17 days, you will not have a chance to go to salary arbitration for 2021.
Germán was 18-3 with a 4.03 ERA at the time of his suspension. He had become the ace of the Yankees before the injuries of his compatriot Luis Severino.
Next year, he could compete for a spot in a rotation that Gerrit Cole, Deivi Garcia and Jordan Montgomery would return to.
Japan's Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton and JA Happ could declare free agents. Severino will be rehabbing after undergoing Tommy John surgery on February 27.