Domingo German apologizes for domestic violence incident
Domingo German is attempting to make amends after a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend that occurred in 2019.   Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees' Domingo German apologizes for domestic violence incident

New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German is attempting to make amends after missing the entire pandemic-shortened 2020 season serving a suspension following a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend that occurred in 2019.  

As explained by an ESPN piece, German addressed New York teammates on Tuesday and then spoke with reporters through an interpreter on a Wednesday Zoom call. 

"I want to take this opportunity before answering questions to sincerely apologize to the Steinbrenner family, my teammates, the front office, and those around me who love me," he said. "I have made mistakes of which I am not proud of, and for that I want to apologize.

"I want to thank (manager) Aaron Boone and (general manager) Brian Cashman for being so patient with me. They have always sincerely tried to help me when I was going through my worst moment."

German added that he's undergone mandatory counseling and that "it was something that benefited me." Per Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, German said he and his girlfriend are still together. 

Yankees left-hander Zack Britton generated headlines last week while speaking about German. "Sometimes you don’t get to control who your teammates are, and that’s the situation," Britton said. "I don’t agree with what he did. I don’t think it has any place in the game or off the field at all." 

German, 28, went 18-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 2019 before he was placed on MLB administrative leave that September. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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