Domingo German: biography
The Dominican Republic-born, Domingo Germán, started a baseball career in 2009 but debuted in MLB only in 2017 as a rookie of New York Yankees. He became one of the Yankees’ best starting pitchers. Domingo has a girlfriend and two children. In September 2019, he was suspended by MLB under its domestic violence policy. His net worth was unknown then. True Domingo’s fans have an opportunity to buy his hand-signed Rawlings full-size baseball glove.
Childhood and youth
The birthplace of Domingo was San Pedro de Macorís, a municipality in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the San Pedro de Macorís province in the south-eastern region of the country. He was born there on August 4, 1992. There is no information about Domingo’s childhood and family. Because of his ethnicity, Domingo didn’t enter MLB through the Draft, that’s why it is unknown from which school or college he graduated.
Domingo started his professional baseball career in 2009. The Florida Marlins (current Miami Marlins) acquired Germán as an international free agent. Debuted in the native league in 2010, four years later he moved to North Carolina and spent a season in minor baseball league. In July Domingo represented the Miami Marlins in the game featuring top minor-league prospects and played as a run-up to MLB’s All-Star Game on July 15.
The outstanding game of prospect allowed him to get into the New York Yankees in December 2014. However, Domingo was managed to recover from Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction and missed his debut Yankees' season. Soon the player lost his place in the expanded roster of the team, but got another chance in summer 2015, signing a minor league deal.
Gradually improving the game, Domingo raised to the extended roster of 40 players in 2016 season, and the major leagues in June 2017. On June 11, he debuted in MLB in a game against Baltimore Orioles. In his following seven small appearances at the end of 2017 season, German finished with a 0–1 record and a 3.14 ERA. On May 6, 2018, German made his first MLB start on the native Yankees’ stadium.
Domingo recorded nine strikeouts and zero hits. In 19 games, she started 13. In the 2019 season, the Domingo Germán reached for the door handle to the manager's office and sauntered through the hallway to rejoin his teammates, his beaming smile offering a sneak preview of the news that Aaron Boone was about to announce.
It had been decided that Germán and Luis Cessa had both made the Opening Day roster, Boone said after a 7-3 Grapefruit League loss to the Blue Jays. Germán was expected to serve as the Yankees' fourth starter, while Cessa was going to pitch in a long-relief role.
In 2019 the right-hander was the team's winningest pitcher, going 18-4 win-loss, recorded impressive stats of 4.03 ERA in 24 starts and three relief appearances, according to baseball-reference. Germán missed one month in summer because of the injury. In September, he was suspended by MLB for the rest of 2019 season under its domestic violence policy.
It’s unknown exactly if Domingo has a wife, but he is romantically involved with Mara Vega. They have two kids born in 2018, a first-born daughter and a son. On September 16, 2019, the Dominican-born allegedly roughed up Mara. The same day Domingo and fellow Yankees past and present feted retiring teammate CC Sabathia in a swanky affair at Hudson Yards venue The Shed.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the alleged attack took place before or after the gathering, which doubled as a fundraiser that brought in $1.6 million for Sabathia’s PitCCh Foundation charity. A photo snapped at the event showed the couple beaming, arms around each other, betraying no immediately apparent sign of strife.
Although the police didn’t file any report, the news spread fast. The next day, MLB officials learned of the spat — and scuttlebutt of the incoming probe soon reached Boone. Two days later Germán was sidelined as MLB officials investigated an alleged domestic violence incident. Germán was placed on administrative leave, which started at seven days.
At that point, it was unknown for sure what happened, but New York baseball writer Bob Klapisch reported on Twitter:
“I’m told the incident involving Domingo German, and his girlfriend occurred late Monday night/Tuesday morning in a public setting - he allegedly slapped her during an argument. According to an MLB source, the incident was witnessed by an official from the Commissioner’s office.”
Also, the other Twitter and Instagram users expressed mixed opinions on their accounts. Despite all of that, on September 25, 2019, MLB announced the league and the MLB Players' Association extended German's time on administrative leave through the end of the World Series. He was placed on leave under the joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy. So, he didn’t take the mound again for the rest of the 2019 campaign, including the playoffs.
- 2019 – AL Win-Loss Percentage Leader