New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo Germán “has agreed today to voluntarily submit to inpatient treatment for alcohol abuse” and will be placed on the restricted list while he’s away from the club, according to a statement the team released Wednesday. Germán will not pitch for the Yankees again this season, general manager Brian Cashman told reporters prior to New York’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
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“Domingo Germán is certainly a member of the Yankee family and he is dealing with a very serious issue,” Cashman said. “I think we are going to keep him in our prayers as he takes very important but necessary steps in trying to deal with this problem.”
Germán, 30, has appeared in 20 games this season and started in 19. He pitched a perfect game in an 11-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on June 28, striking out nine batters while throwing 99 pitches. It was the 24th perfect game in MLB history and first since the Seattle Mariners’ Félix Hernández achieved the feat in 2012.
Through 108 2/3 innings pitched this season, Germán posted a 4.56 ERA and 114 strikeouts.
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