New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German missed the pandemic-shortened 2020 MLB season serving a suspension following a home violence incident involving his girlfriend in September 2019. German is again with the Yankees initially of spring coaching, and fellow pitcher Zack Britton does not appear to be he’ll be embracing his teammate’s return with open arms.
Britton responded when requested about German, per Scott Thompson of SNY:
“That’s a tricky query. I don’t assume he owes something to me. I believe it’s off-the-field stuff that he must deal with. Generally you don’t get to manage who your teammates are, and that’s the scenario.
“I don’t agree with what he did. I don’t assume it has anyplace within the sport or off the sphere in any respect.
“My job is to go on the market and pitch and do my job. In order that’s sort of what my concern is true now. However [German] doesn’t owe me something.”
As Dan Martin reported for the New York Publish, Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone, normal supervisor Brian Cashman and bench coach Carlos Mendoza all spoke with German and “welcomed” the right-hander again to the lively roster. Britton clearly is not as forgiving, and one has to imagine others within the clubhouse really feel equally as spring coaching will get underway.