Jimmy Cordero suspended for violating domestic violence policy

Relief pitcher Jimmy Cordero for the Yankees has been suspended for the rest of the season for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. League and team announced on Wednesday.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday that following the investigation, Cordero has accepted a suspension for the remainder of the 2023 regular season and the playoffs. Manfred said Cordero violated the league’s combined domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy, without providing details on what led to the investigation and which part of the policy Cordero violated.

Cordero, a 31-year-old journeyman right-hander earning the league minimum wage, was placed on the restricted list on Wednesday.

Yankees said in a statement on Wednesday that the team was “fully supportive of Major League Baseball’s investigative process and the disciplinary action applied to Jimmy Cordero.”

The Yankees said, “There is no justification for domestic violence.”

Cordero could not be reached for comment Wednesday night. His Instagram The page appeared to be inactive on Wednesday.

The league said that as part of the league’s domestic violence policy, Cordero would undergo a “confidential and comprehensive evaluation” and participate in a treatment program.

Before Wednesday night’s game between the Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles in New York, manager Aaron Boone addressed Cordero’s suspension with reporters.

“It’s sad. Your sympathies go out to everyone involved,” Boone said. He said he did not have details about the investigation. “I don’t know what happened.”

Boone said the team was recently informed that MLB was investigating Cordero, but the Yankees were not given any additional details. Boone said the policy is designed to keep specific details of an investigation out of the public eye.

Cordero did not pitch for the Yankees on Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Boone said the investigation played no part in Cordero’s playing time.

Cordero made his major league debut in August 2018 with the Washington Nationals after several years in the minor leagues. Since then, he has bounced around the leagues and minors, pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox.

The Yankees signed Cordero to a minor league contract in March 2022 and invited him to spring training. Cordero spent the rest of 2022 pitching for the Yankees’ top minor league affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders.

Cordero began pitching for the Yankees this year after the team picked up his contract from the Railroaders, and with an ERA of 3.86 and 34 strikeouts in less than 32 ⅔ innings this season, he was a reliable presence in the Yankees bullpen.

After Cordero was suspended for the rest of the year, the Yankees called up the right-hander. pitcher randy vasquez From Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Yankees pitcher Domingo German, who threw a perfect game last week, has been suspended for 81 games in 2020 following a domestic abuse investigation.

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