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New York Yankees recall pitcher Domingo German to start vs. Cleveland Indians

Apr 10, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (55) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees recalled right-hander Domingo German from the team’s alternate site to start Thursday’s game against the host Cleveland Indians.

German (0-2, 9.00 ERA) will take the mound for his first start since April 10. He was optioned to the alternate training site after the contest.

“When I went down to the alternate site, I wanted to work on my fastball command,” German said through an interpreter. “It’s one of the things I spoke to our pitching coach after my last outing here in the big leagues. I also want to control the different lanes and have my pitches be more effective and sharper.”

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German, 28, sports an 0-2 record with a 5.63 ERA in three career starts versus Cleveland.

He returned from an 81-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic abuse policy and impressed during spring training. German ultimately won the fifth starting spot out of camp before surrendering seven runs — including four homers — in seven innings over his first two outings.

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–Field Level Media