If you are wondering what the suspension of spring training and the postponement and delay of Opening Day means for Domingo German and his return to the Yankees, think no further.
It pushes it back.
German wasn’t suspended for a certain time, but for a certain amount of GAMES. So his suspension resumes whenever the games resume.
Originally considered a candidate for a June return, now, depending on when MLB does kick in, he may not be back until August.
And with the changes to MLB as far as the rosters (no increase from 25 to 40 in September, but only from 26 to 28), if this delay pushes him into September, then there could be a chance he doesn’t come back at all this year.
He’s not eligible until the Yankees’ 64th game of 2020, but who knows now when that 64th game will take place?
That 64th game was originally supposed to be June 5th. Now?
This pandemic / national emergency does give some players like Judge, Stanton and Paxton time to heal without missing games. So there is that. A silver lining.
But we wish the black cloud never would have appeared.
As expected the minors followed MLB’s lead. Minor league baseball postponed for the time being as well.