Yankees: Domingo German Denies He’s Retiring in New Instagram


Yankees pitcher Domingo German just flip-flopped on his retirement threat.

It’s been a weird day or so for Yankees pitcher Domingo German.

On Friday night, he posted a cryptic message on Instagram that seemed to suggest he was walking away from the game for good. In fact, he literally said it, so we all made a safe assumption.

Even earlier on Saturday, it appeared the team knew next to nothing about his status, as manager Aaron Boone had an extremely vague update for us prior to the Yankees’ battle with the Mets at Citi Field.

The right-hander, who is suspended for the entire shortened 2020 season, was technically eligible to return for the postseason. He gave every indication on Friday, though, that he was opting out of the proceedings, and was ready to walk away from the game for good.

Yeah…about that…

German backtracked in a big way on Saturday night, not 24 hours after his initial commotion. He deleted the offending post, and released a thoughtful statement on the matter.

So…what do we do? Do we take this one at face value? Because we certainly made that mistake Friday night.

German, soon to be 28 years old, had a breakout season in 2019, filling the injured Luis Severino’s shoes with aplomb, doing a great job of approximating the righty’s abilities. He went 18-4 with a 4.03 mark, but found himself suspended prior to the postseason for violating the league’s domestic violence policy, after an incident at CC Sabathia’s retirement celebration.

German had already been a confusing presence on social media earlier this offseason, when he posted a photograph on Instagram and discussed his baseball life in the caption, but used a bizarre-looking picture of his brother, causing many to believe he had drastically altered his appearance.

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Though the pitcher’s future with the Yankees is murky, we sincerely hope he stops playing games on social media.