Yankees starter Domingo Germán was ejected from this evening’s start against the Blue Jays following a foreign substance inspection. Germán had completed three innings before being thrown out by home plate umpire James Hoyer to start the fourth. Ian Hamilton was called out of the bullpen to replace him.
Germán becomes the second pitcher of the season ejected for a foreign substance violation. Mets star Max Scherzer had been ejected from a game with the Dodgers a few weeks ago. Those ejections carry a corresponding 10-game suspension, so it’s likely Germán will be formally hit with that ban in the next day or two. Assuming he’s suspended, the Yankees would not be permitted to replace him on the active roster.
More to come.