Domingo German
New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (0) reacts as New York Mets’ Pete Alonso runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning, Tuesday, July 25, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Texas Rangers are the World Series champions of the 2023 MLB season. After handsomely defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Rangers lifted their maiden title. And with that, the off-season has formally kicked off. The New York Yankees, meanwhile, began making moves hours after the postseason concluded.

As per early rumors, the New York Yankees have, in fact, hired a third-party company called Zelus Analytics to conduct a thorough internal audit. After conflicting reports, it seems Hal Steinbrenner finally made up his mind. Besides, the front office decided on the future of a few non-tender candidates, which included controversial starting pitcher Domingo German.


Domingo German, Along With Five Others Placed On Outright Waivers By The Yankees!

Domingo Germán pitches against the Dodgers. Twitter NYY

This off-season, it seems Domingo German’s controversial tenure with the New York Yankees is finally coming to an end. Joel Sherman of New York Post learned that the Yanks have outrighted German, Matt Bowman, Franchy Cordero, Jimmy Cordero, Billy McKinney, and Ryan Weber. All of these were non-tender candidates. German, who, in fact, pitched a perfect game in 2023, faced backlash owing to his controversial off-field antics. His 2023 season was cut short as he was placed on a restricted list in August for alcohol abuse treatment. Apparently, the pitcher had a violent outburst in the Yankee clubhouse, which made his teammates feel extremely uncomfortable. Not to forget, German has earlier served an 81-game suspension owing to domestic abuse charges.

Coming back to the game, Domingo German made 19 starts this year, wherein his ERA stood at 4.56 with 114 strikeouts across 108.2 innings pitched. He also faced a 10-game suspension for excessive use of illegal sticky substances. But barring a perfect game, German remained largely inconsistent. He also faced injury issues, and the off-field incident was the last straw. Despite the pitcher’s potential, his problematic conduct is hurting the Yankees’ image. They have always known to be an esteemed organization owing to George Steinbrenner’s relentless efforts. Having said that, Domingo German is not officially out. Teams have time till Monday to claim him. If they fail to do so, all the outrighted players will be moved to minor league, wherein they can elect free agency.

Agent Scott Boras Calls For Yanks Reunion With “Modern Day Andy Pettitte”

Jordan Montgomery
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Sports agent Scott Boras appeared on “The Show” podcast with Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman to discuss MLB’s free agency scenarios. He talked about how the Yankees must reunite with starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery, who recently won the World Series with the Texas Rangers. Boras initiated the conversation by referring to Montgomery as “Modern Day Andy Pettitte.” Andy Pettitte is a Yankee legend with a storied career, which includes multiple World Series championships and All-Star selections.

The sports agent elaborated, saying that Jordan Montgomery has developed into a postseason pitcher beautifully. His mentality, paired with an understanding of spin and batter count, reminds him of Andy Pettitte. “Pettitte won big games — and a lot of them, and Jordan Montgomery has that dynamic about him,” said Boras. Well, the rumors of an alleged reunion had been making rounds much before the off-season began. It would be interesting to see how Bombers approach the situation.