The MLB's domestic violence case against Domingo German is entering its final stages and could be resolved within the next few weeks, it was reported by Ken Davidoff and Dan Martin of The New York Post.
German's offenses reportedly aren't as egregious as those of Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who served a 75-game suspension, but are considered worse than those of Mets reliever Jeurys Familia, who was suspended for 15 games, per the Post's reporting.
German missed the final nine games of the regular season and the nine games the Yankees played in the playoffs, so it is unclear whether or not those games will be included as time served once the numbers are decided on by the MLB.
Players typically don't get paid when they serve suspensions, but German was paid during the final nine games of the regular season. If he wants those games to be included in the games he's to be suspended for, he will need to give back the money he earned during that period of time.
Additionally, although Mara Vega, the mother of German's children and the woman involved in the alleged incident, has already spoken with league officials, the MLB has yet to speak with German himself, a vital step that will likely be one of the last moves made before a decision comes.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred could unilaterally issue a suspension per the collectively bargained domestic violence agreement, and then a player could then challenge the penalty before an independent arbitrator, but in every domestic violence case to date, the two sides have typically found common ground on an appropriate length of time and fine.