New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán has made the decision to seek inpatient treatment for alcohol abuse, according to an announcement made by the team on Wednesday. The Yankees organization expressed that Germán’s health and well-being are their primary concerns during this time.
General manager Brian Cashman confirmed that Germán will not be pitching for the rest of the season. This decision comes in light of Germán’s troubled history, which includes a recent 10-game suspension for using an illegal substance while on the mound and an 81-game suspension for a domestic violence incident.
Despite the off-field issues, Germán has demonstrated great success on the field, particularly with his perfect game in June. This has made the news of his recent struggles all the more concerning for the Yankees organization.
This is not the first time a Yankees starting pitcher has sought treatment for alcohol abuse during the season. In 2015, CC Sabathia made a similar decision to seek help. The team has offered their full support to Germán during his treatment.
Germán’s decision to voluntarily enter inpatient treatment reflects his commitment to addressing his alcohol abuse and prioritizing his long-term health. The Yankees organization hopes that he will receive the help and support he needs to overcome his struggles.
In light of Germán’s absence, the team will now have to adjust their roster and pitching rotation for the rest of the season. The loss of Germán, who has been a key player, will undoubtedly have an impact on the team’s performance.
As Germán begins his treatment, the Yankees organization looks forward to his return and hopes that he can put his troubles behind him. In the meantime, they will focus on supporting Germán through his recovery and maintaining the team’s performance on the field.