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Suspended Yankees pitcher German says he has 'left baseball' in cryptic post

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Yankees pitcher Domingo German
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New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German said he has "left baseball" in a cryptic social media post.

German was already forbidden from participating in the MLB's shortened 60-game season this year while serving an 81-game suspension handed down in January for a domestic violence incident.

But as the Yankees prepare to finally get their season underway amid the coronavirus pandemic, German published two social media posts on Friday, suggesting his career may be over.

"I left baseball. Thanks, my people," the 27-year-old Dominican player wrote via Instagram.

German's other message elaborated further.

"Everyone makes history on both sides, I think I did mine at Yankee Stadium," German said. "If I decide not to come back I will be proud of my effort during an 11-year career. God bless everyone who has supported me."

German has played three MLB seasons – all with the Yankees – and was a key part of New York's 103-win team last season.

"I know he's in the United States visiting his child right now," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after the posts.

"Beyond that, I don't really know much about. I just heard something like that, but I don't really have much to say on the situation."

German, a native of the Dominican Republic, still has 63 games left to serve on his suspension, which was the fourth longest in MLB history.

In 2019, German led the Yankees in wins with an 18-4 record in 24 starts and posted a 4.03 ERA.


Edited by Omnisport

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