As MLB investigates Yankees pitcher Domingo German for an alleged domestic violence incident, multiple major league sources indicated that a significant suspension is a strong possibility.
Although hardly as important as the safety of the alleged victim, the Yankees fear that situation could end up costing the team one of its best players for the postseason. That fear is based on the strength of baseball's developing case against German.
MLB placed the pitcher on administrative leave on Thursday in order to investigate what was, according to sources, an alleged domestic incident that occurred late Monday or early Tuesday, following CC Sabathia's charity gala. The incident involved a girlfriend.
The leave can last up to seven days, but MLB has the right to extend it while gathering information and evaluating a possible suspension. Also, a player who appeals does not get "benefit of a stay," as a source worded it, meaning that German can't play while he's appealing.