On Wednesday, the New York Yankees announced that right-hander Domingo German would be placed on the restricted list for alcohol abuse.
German will miss the rest of the 2023 season.
In 20 appearances, 19 of which were starts, German went 5-7 with a 4.56 ERA over 108.2 innings of work with 114 strikeouts.
German threw a perfect game earlier this season against the Oakland Athletics.
The right-hander has had more than his fair share of troubles off the field, with this being the latest incident.
On Twitter, MLB writer Dan Clark commented on the situation and called out those making light of it, while also praising German and the Yankees for recognizing that support was required in this situation.
Not liking the jokes about Domingo German. Addiction, of any form, is not a joking matter. It destroys lives. The guy needs some help and is obtaining it – good on him and good on the Yankees for supporting him unconditionally.
— Dan Clark (@DanClarkSports) August 3, 2023
As Clark mentions in his tweet, addiction is a very serious matter in any form and is not something to make light of.
Addiction can destroy lives and cause significant harm.
Fortunately, German recognized that he needed help in this situation and is doing everything in his power to obtain support.
At the same time, the Yankees are doing the right thing by supporting the right-hander through a difficult situation.
The most important thing is for German to get the help he needs in a trying time such as this.
Fortunately, he is doing what he can to seek that help out and the Yankees are also providing support on their end.
German made his Major League debut in 2017 and has been a mainstay in the Yankees rotation ever since.
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