Yankees' Jimmy Cordero suspended for rest of 2023 season under domestic violence policy

The Yankees' reliever's career in pinstripes has more than likely ended.
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The Yankees needed to clear a roster spot to promote Randy Vásquez to start on Wednesday night against the Orioles, but the circumstances of this particular shuffle took a dark turn early in the afternoon.

Reliever Jimmy Cordero was suspended by MLB for a violation of the league's domestic violence policy Wednesday, and will miss the remainder of the season.

There had been no public discussion of a suspected incident prior to the ruling, which the Yankees fully complied with and agreed upon.

Yankees reliever Jimmy Cordero suspended for remainder of 2023 MLB season under Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy

Cordero will now be removed from a bullpen that recently added Tommy Kahnle to the back-end mix, as well as Ian Hamilton, who was activated off the IL at the start of the team's recent road trip to Oakland. Left-hander Nick Ramirez, in danger of an unearned demotion on Wednesday, now seems safe after breaking out and gaining manager Aaron Boone's trust in recent weeks.

The Yankees kept Cordero on their 40-man roster for several years while he rehabilitated from a Tommy John procedure he'd undergone while a member of the Chicago White Sox. Ultimately, he provided the team 32.2 innings this season before crafting his own demise with a dangerous and aggressive act.

More details surely forthcoming on Cordero's specific offense, but the league acted quickly and in accordance with the Yankees' view of the issue.