Yankees’ bitter rivals eyeing jettisoned Domingo German

Yankees starter Domingo German is pitching against the LA Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
Inna Zeyger
Monday December 4, 2023

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The 2023 season witnessed the transformation of Domingo German from Mr. Perfect to Mr. Imperfect. Following his harrowing suspension, the Yankees jettisoned him in the offseason. According to the latest reports, the Boston Red Sox are looking to sign him to bolster their sagging rotation.

Domingo German is currently a free agent, and while the prospect of signing him is on the table, it may not be the most sensible decision. Sources have indicated that Boston, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Houston Astros, and an undisclosed team show significant interest in acquiring the services of the former Yankees right-handed pitcher.

Boston willing to give Domingo German a chance to come back

A wall painting celebrates ex-Yankees pitcher German Domingo's 2023 perfect game in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.

The offseason presents a crucial opportunity for the Boston Red Sox to revamp their starting rotation. As of now, the rotation features Chris Sale and Brayan Bello, leaving uncertainty surrounding the remaining three positions. While internal options such as Tanner Houck, Garrett Whitlock, or Kutter Crawford could be considered, it seems probable that the team will explore external additions to strengthen the rotation, aiming to make one or two strategic acquisitions.

The Boston Red Sox have been associated with prominent players such as Blake Snell from the San Diego Padres and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, the ace of the Orix Buffaloes. However, besides pursuing star talent, the team is anticipated to seek additional depth options. Numerous pitchers are available to fulfill the Red Sox’s requirements during this offseason. While the specific targets for depth improvement remain uncertain, reports are suggesting that former New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German could be a potential candidate, as indicated by insights from Major League Baseball insider Mike Rodriguez.


With a career spanning six seasons with New York, the 31-year-old pitcher holds a cumulative 4.41 ERA.

Despite showcasing moments of brilliance at the major league level, highlighted by a perfect game for the Yankees in 2023, Domingo German has faced numerous off-field challenges in recent years. His suspension in 2020 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, related to domestic violence, and his departure from the Yankees in 2023 due to issues with alcohol abuse, have been notable setbacks. Consequently, Domingo German was placed on waivers and subsequently chose free agency.

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