Yankees’ Domingo Germán Suspended 10 Games After Ejection for Violating Foreign Substance Policy

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Yankees pitcher Domingo German was fined and hit with a 10-game suspension on Wednesday for violating the league's foreign substances rules.

Jermaine will not appeal against his suspension and it begins immediately. He will be eligible to return on May 28 against the San Diego Padres.

The punishment came after Jermaine was ejected in the fourth inning Tuesday night's 6-3 win against the Toronto Blue Jays. Germain, said crew chief Hoy, “had the stickiest hands I've ever felt.”

“My fingers were barely coming out of his palm,” Hoe said, ,

Tuesday's ejection marked at least the second time this season that authorities have questioned a German for violating the foreign substance rule. Hoey's crew looked at him during his start against the Minnesota Twins the previous month, but he was allowed to remain in the game.

Jermaine's ejection was the second of its kind in Major League Baseball this season. On 20 April.

Jermaine, who struck out his first nine batters in Tuesday's win before being ejected, insisted it was just the rosin in his hand.

“It was definitely just the rosin bag,” Jermaine said through a translator. , “It was sweat and a rosin bag. I don't need any extra help to grab a baseball.

Domingo German was ejected in the Yankees' win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. (Vaughn Ridley / Getty Images)

Jermaine, 30, has posted a 2-3 record in nine games so far this season, his sixth with the Yankees. He has a 3.75 ERA in 48 innings pitched. The Yankees, who lost 3-0 to the Blue Jays on Wednesday night in the third game of the four-game series, have an overall record of 25-20. Luis Severino is expected to start in place of the German on Sunday during his suspension.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday, “He stepped over the line that the umpires understood, and now we have to live with the consequences.” , He said, ‘No one player needs to carry this burden. We'll share it and we'll do it together.