Who is Domingo German?

Domingo German Polanco is a professional baseball player. He plays the position of a pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Quick Info
Full NameDomingo German Polanco
Birth DateAugust 4, 1992
Birth PlaceSan Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
TeamNew York Yankees
LeagueMajor League Baseball

Domingo German


Florida Marlins signed German in 2009 as an international free agent. He made his professional debut for the Dominican Summer League Marlins in 2010. Furthermore, German played the 2014 season with the Greensboro Grasshoppers. He pitched to a 9–3 win-loss record, in addition to a 2.48 earned run average (ERA) and 113 strikeouts. Furthermore, he was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game in July. He recorded two strikeouts in the game.

The Marlins traded German, Nathan Eovaldi, and Garrett Jones to the New York Yankees on the 19th of December, 2014. They traded for Martín Prado and David Phelps. Furthermore, he missed the 2015 season due to a Tommy John surgery. He was removed from the 40-man roster. During the offseason, the Yankees resigned him to a minor league contract. Furthermore, they re-added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season.

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Furthermore, the Yankees promoted German to the major leagues on the 10th of June, 2017. He made his major league debut against Baltimore Orioles on the 11th of June, 2017. German pitched 2 2⁄3 scoreless innings of relief. He allowed two hits while walking one and struck out one.

More about German

He was born on the 4th of August, 1992 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. German made his first career MLB start on the 6th of May, 2018 against the Cleveland Indians. Yankee Stadium conducted the game. In the game, he pitched six innings without allowing a hit. Furthermore, he allowed two walks and struck out nine batters. Furthermore, he became the first pitcher with nine or more strikeouts and zero hits allowed in MLB history in his first MLB start.

German made the Yankees’ Opening Day roster in 2019. Furthermore, the team named him ‘Hurler of the Month’ after he posted MLB-leading 5 wins. German was put on the 10-day injured list on the 9th of June, 2019, due to a hip strain. Later, he activated on the 3rd of July, 2019.

Domingo German

MLB placed German on the administrative on the 19th of September, 2019. Furthermore, MLB pended the investigation of suspected domestic violence. MLB revealed that German is not eligible to participate in any baseball action for 2019. This included the postseason as well.