Check out Yankees starter Domingo German in his first action since 2019.
While Domingo German isn’t exactly a name New York Yankees fans love to mention these days, it’s nice to see the right-hander seemingly on the mend and making his version of a mini-comeback.
After being suspended for 81 games under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy back in January (the ban was retroactive to the end of 2019 when the Yankees placed him on leave), German missed all of 2020 because it was a shortened season and he was ineligible to participate in the playoffs (though even if he was eligible, he probably wouldn’t have been used).
Now, he’s getting back on track in the Dominican Winter League and he dominated in his debut outing for the Toros del Este on Monday night.
Did we mention Miguel Andujar was playing with him too?! Both of these guys are clearly trying to gear up for 2021 since they more than likely face an uphill battle in regards to getting significant playing time in New York.
As for German, his journey could be even more difficult. He’s got the ugly suspension attached to him (even though it’s over) in addition to some troubling social media activity since he’s been away from the team.
First, on his personal Instagram, came a bizarre post of his brother with no explanation whatsoever. Everybody thought it was German, and we have to admit, we thought something was seriously wrong. Then came the infamous Instagram story in which he said he was leaving baseball, which he retracted shortly after.
However, we have to admit his NSFW callout of Marcus Stroman, who put the Yankees’ rotation on blast, was pretty cool.
At this point, all we can hope is that German is healed, has a clear head, is apologetic for his previous alleged transgressions and erratic behavior on social media, and is ready to turn over a new leaf. We just don’t know if that new chapter will be with the Yankees.