Yankees Place Pitcher on Restricted List for Off-Field Problems

The 2023 season has certainly had its ups and downs for troubled New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German. From a 10-game suspension for sticky stuff, to a perfect game, to now being tossed from the team for alcohol abuse. 

GM Brian Cashman says there was "an incident" that led to German being placed on the restricted list, and as Cashman puts it, he will not pitch for the Yankees again this season. The "incident" is revealed as German being notably intoxicated in the Yankees clubhouse before Tuesday's game.

The beleaguered pitcher has voluntarily entered inpatient treatment for alcohol abuse, and the team hopes he'll come out the other side better for it. "Certainly it's a very serious issue that affects way too many people, unfortunately, and hopefully the steps that are being taken today will really benefit him for the remaining part of his life," Cashman said.

Shortly after coming back from his 10-game suspension for using banned substances on his hands, in June he threw just the 24th perfect game in major league history. Overall this season, however, he's 5-7 with a 4.56 ERA. 

This isn't the first time German has had off-field troubles. He was also banned for half a season a few years back for violating the league and Players Association's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy for an incident with his girlfriend. 

As for his 2023, it's featured about as extreme a rollercoaster ride as one can have: 

German turns 31 on Friday.  

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