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Yankees RHP Domingo German suspended 10 games

May 16, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (0) pitches to the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees right-hander Domingo German has been issued a 10-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for violating Major League Baseball’s policies regarding the use of foreign substances.

German will not appeal the league’s ruling and will begin his suspension on Wednesday.

After throwing three perfect innings against the host Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, German was ejected ahead of the fourth after umpires checked his glove and hand for sticky substances. He struck out two prior to his departure.

Crew chief James Hoye said German’s hand was the “stickiest I’ve ever felt,” adding the substance was “definitely not rosin.”

German is the second pitcher to a receive a 10-game suspension for the use of an illegal substance this season, joining the New York Mets’ Max Scherzer, who was tossed from a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in mid-April.

In nine starts this season, German is 2-3 with a 3.75 ERA.

–Field Level Media

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