Yankees pitcher Domingo German has been suspended 81 games for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy.
This was handed down at Thursday as MLB completed its investigation into the domestic abuse allegations against German that were revealed last September, when he was sent home for the season.
The Yankees released the following statement on Thursday afternoon:
"We remain steadfast in our support of Major League Baseball's investigative process and the disciplinary action taken regarding Domingo German. Domestic violence - in any form - is a gravely serious matter that affects every segment of our society. Major League Baseball has taken the lead in our industry to make domestic violence awareness and prevention a priority, and we will continue to back those efforts.
"We are encouraged by Domingo's acceptance of his discipline, and we sincerely hope this indicates a commitment to making a meaningful and positive change in his personal conduct."
"As per the Basic Agreement's Joint Domestic Violence Policy, the Club will have no further comment on this matter and refer all questions to the Office of the Commissioner."