Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees relief pitcher Jimmy Cordero for the remainder of the season and postseason for violating the league’s and MLBPA’s joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. , the league announced Wednesday.
“Under the terms of the policy, Cordero will participate in a confidential and comprehensive evaluation and treatment program overseen by the Consolidated Policy Commission,” MLB said in a statement.
The Yankees said they “fully support” MLB’s investigation and subsequent disciplinary action against the pitcher. “Domestic violence has no justification, and we support the purpose, standards and enforcement of MLB’s joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy,” the club added in a statement.
Manager Aaron Boone said at a press conference Wednesday that the organization had been informed of the investigation into Cordero “probably within the last week or so.” Mr. Boone added that Mr. Cordero had told him about the investigation “a few days ago,” and that Mr. Cordero’s description was “a bit vague and completely over.” It was essentially just an ongoing investigation.”
“The most important thing for me right now is to feel the situation and pray that something good will come out of it and that whatever is happening there will be maturity, growth and healing,” Boone said. rice field. “You can’t say it’s secondary when it comes to the bullpen. Baseball, that’s what we deal with.
Cordero is not the first Yankees to violate the league’s domestic violence policy. In 2020, Yankees RHP Domingo German was suspended for 81 games after missing part of the 2019 season, missing the entire 2020 season. Gelman slapped his girlfriend at an event in 2019 and physically assaulted him when the two returned home late at night.
Former Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman was also suspended for 30 games in 2016. Arrested for domestic violence in October 2015, the Yankees traded him soon after.
Details of Cordero’s investigation have not yet been made public. Yankees captain Aaron Judge said at a press conference Wednesday that Cordero didn’t speak to the team, only to specific players, and that judges learned of Cordero’s suspension Wednesday. The judge said he did not know the details of what happened that led to his suspension.
“I spoke with Jimmy about it. There are still a lot of unknowns. We really don’t know what happened or what the case was,” the judge said. “We just learned he was suspended for the year for domestic violence. We can move this issue forward and I hope he learns, there are a lot of resources available to him and I hope he can reach out and start doing that.
“I hope he learns from this and becomes a better person on the other side.”
MLB and MLBPA agreed on a joint policy on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in August 2015. Its purpose is to “protect the legal rights of players, treat infractions seriously, hold players accountable through appropriate disciplinary measures, and protect the legal rights of players, protect the legal rights of players, protection of legal rights of players protection of legal rights of players protection of legal rights of players protection of legal rights of players protection of legal rights of players protection of legal rights of players protection of legal rights of players protection of legal rights of players protection, protection of legal rights of players, protection of legal rights of players, protection of legal rights of players, protection of legal rights of players resources for interventions and care,” MLB said in a statement.
The Commissioner determines player penalties, but there are no minimum or maximum penalty guidelines.
A message was left with Cordero requesting comment, but was not immediately returned.
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