Yankees’ Jimmy Cordero suspended under MLB’s domestic violence policy

Yankees’ Jimmy Cordero suspended under MLB’s domestic violence policy : Jimmy Cordero, a reliever with the New York Yankees, was suspended from baseball for the remainder of the 2023 season for violating the league’s policy against domestic violence. Cordero’s infraction occurred during the 2022 season.

The Major League Baseball Players Association and the league came to an agreement on a policy in which the length of suspensions or other types of sanctions would not be mentioned. This was one of the terms of the agreement.

After Trevor Bauer (324 games), Sam Dyson (162 games; subsequently reduced on appeal to 194 games), Jose Torres (100 games), Hector Olivera (82), and his Yankees teammate Domingo German (81 games), the next player to receive a suspension is Cordero, who has accepted his 76-game ban.

When MLB suspends players for violating the rules, the league does not make public the findings of its investigations or any other discoveries made throughout the process.

The organization has issued the following statement: “The Yankees fully support both the investigation process being conducted by Major League Baseball as well as the sanctions imposed on Jimmy Cordero.” We fully support the aims, standards, and execution of the MLB’s Joint Policy on Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse because we believe domestic violence should never be justified.

Cordero, now 31 years old and has not pitched in the big leagues since 2020, has established himself as an indispensable member of the Yankees’ bullpen. Since Aaron Judge landed on the injured list on June 7 due to a damaged ligament in his right big toe, the club of New York has remained competitive despite a fall in their offensive production because of their backup personnel. This has allowed them to avoid losing the series.

The Yankees’ bullpen is the finest in the major leagues, with a 2.82 earned run average, leading the majors in ground balls created and allowing the fewest home runs of any team.

Cordero, a former pitcher for the Nationals, the Blue Jays, and the White Sox has a fastball that consistently clocks in at over 97 miles per hour and a slider to complement it. Because he has not given up a run in 23 31 outings, manager Aaron Boone is considering using him as a possible reliever for the middle innings.

Before having a 3.86 ERA in 322.3 innings this season, Cordero entered the organization in 2022 and played in the lower levels throughout that season. This season, he has had a 3.86 ERA in 322.3 innings.

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