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Yankees Pitcher Faces Suspension for Breaching Domestic Violence Policy

On Wednesday, MLB and the Yankees announced that bullpen pitcher Jimmy Cordero had been banned for the remainder of the season for breaching MLB’s domestic violence policy.

Cordero, a right-handed reliever in his thirties making the minimum pay in Major League Baseball, was put on the restricted list on Wednesday.

On Wednesday evening, attempts to contact Cordero were unsuccessful. On Wednesday, his Instagram account was seemingly dormant.

Cordero will take part in a “confidential and comprehensive evaluation” and a treatment programme, the league said, as part of its domestic violence policy.

Manager Aaron Boone spoke to the media about Cordero’s suspension before the Yankees’ game against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

According to Boone, the Yankees were recently alerted that M.L.B. was investigating Cordero, but were not given any more information about the nature of the investigation. Boone said the guideline was put in place to protect sensitive information gathered during an inquiry.

Since last Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Cordero has not thrown a pitch for the Yankees. According to Boone, Cordero’s playing time was not affected by the probe.

After spending several seasons in the minors, Cordero debuted in the majors with the Washington Nationals in August of 2018. He has since pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago White Sox, among other teams in the majors and the minors.

In March of 2022, Cordero was invited to spring training and signed to a minor league deal with the Yankees. In 2022, Cordero was a pitcher for the Yankees’ AAA team in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the RailRiders.

This season, Cordero has been a dependable member of the Yankees bullpen after the organisation acquired his services from the RailRiders. He has a 3.86 earned run average and has struck out 34 batters in only 32 2/3 innings thrown.

The Yankees promoted right-handed pitcher Randy Vásquez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after suspending Cordero for the remainder of the season.

After a domestic violence investigation, Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán, who just pitched a perfect game, was banned for 81 games in 2020.

Dan O'Brien
Dan O'Brien
I am a journalist for The National Era with an emphasis in sports.
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