Domingo Germán

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Domingo Germán
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Germán in 2019
New York Yankees – No. 55
Born: (1992-08-04) August 4, 1992 (age 26)
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 11, 2017, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(through May 15, 2019)
Win–loss record10–8
Earned run average4.31

Domingo Germán Polanco (born August 4, 1992) (her-MAHN) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2017.


Germán was signed by the then Florida Marlins as an international free agent in 2009. He made his professional debut in 2010 for the Dominican Summer League Marlins. Germán played the 2014 season with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, pitching to a 9–3 win-loss record with a 2.48 earned run average (ERA) and 113 strikeouts.[1] In July he was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game and recorded two strikeouts in the game.[2][3][4]

On December 19, 2014, the Marlins traded Germán, Nathan Eovaldi, and Garrett Jones to the New York Yankees for Martín Prado and David Phelps.[5] He missed the 2015 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, and was non-tendered after the season, removing him from the 40-man roster. The Yankees resigned Germán to a minor league contract during the offseason.[6] They re-added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season.[7]

The Yankees promoted Germán to the major leagues on June 10, 2017.[8] He made his major league debut the next day against the Baltimore Orioles. Germán pitched ​2 23 scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits while walking one and striking out one.[9] In seven relief appearances to finish 2017, German finished with an 0–1 record and a 3.14 ERA.

Germán made his first career MLB start on May 6, 2018, at Yankee Stadium against the Cleveland Indians. He pitched six innings without allowing a hit, allowing two walks and striking out nine batters. Germán was removed after the sixth inning due to his pitch count and not being completely stretched out as a starter yet. Germán became the first pitcher in MLB history with nine or more strikeouts and zero hits allowed in his first MLB start. In 19 games (13 starts), Germán had a 2–6 record and a 5.68 ERA. He was optioned to Triple-A on July 21, 2018.[10] In 2019, Germán made the Yankees' Opening Day roster.[11] He was named 'Hurler of the Month' by the team after posting MLB-leading 5 wins, 2.56 ERA (8th in AL), 0.85 WHIP (2nd), 0.177 BAA and 0.470 OPS (both lead AL) in April.[12]


  1. ^ "Domingo German emerges as Grasshoppers' ace". Greensboro News & Record. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Marlins prospect Domingo German pitches perfect inning in Futures Game". Fox Sports. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "German relishes Futures Game, throws perfect frame". Miami Marlins. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Grasshoppers pitcher Domingo German picked to MLB All-Star Futures Game". Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "New York Yankees trade Martin Prado to Miami Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi". ESPN. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "Yankees sign pitcher Domingo German (just like they planned?)". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "Yankees add Kyle Higashioka and Domingo German to 40-man roster". SNY. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  8. ^ Tasch, Justin (June 11, 2017). "Chad Green, not Domingo German, to start Sunday's Yankees game". Daily News. New York. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  9. ^ "Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Box Score, June 11, 2017 -".
  10. ^ "Yankees option Domingo German to Triple-A". Sporting News. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  11. ^ Hoch, Bryan (March 23, 2019). "Domingo German, Luis Cessa make Yankees roster". Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  12. ^ New York Yankees (May 2, 2019), Domingo German: Hurler of the Month, retrieved May 3, 2019

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