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New York Yankees Starter Placed On Administrative Leave

A general view of Yankee Stadium.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: A General View of Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays during the New York Yankees home Opening game at Yankee Stadium on April 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees pitching staff took another hit on Thursday afternoon.

Major League Baseball placed Domingo German on administrative leave under the league's domestic violence policy. The MLB announced it commenced an investigation into the matter that led to his placement on the Administrative Leave list.

Here's the announcement from the league:

The Yankees released a statement about the news.

"We fully support all measures being undertaken by the Commissioner's Office pursuant to the Policy on Domestic Violence. We support this policy which reinforces that domestic violence has no place in our society and cannot by tolerated. We have followed the lead of Major League Baseball and will continue to provide our complete cooperation throughout the investigative process. We reserve any further comment until the investigation reaches its conclusion. All questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Office of the Commissioner," the Yankees said in a statement.

According to TMZ Sports, the alleged incident happened earlier this week, though further details are unknown.

It's a major blow to the Yankees' pitching staff heading into the stretch run before the playoffs. New York is battling with the Houston Astros for the best record in the American League.

Stay tuned for the latest on the developing situation.