Yankees’ Jimmy Cordero suspended for the rest of the season for violating domestic violence policy

New York Yankees pitcher Jimmy Cordero, 31, has been suspended for the rest of the season for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy…making him the third member of the team to receive such a suspension

  • Cordero is the third Yankees member in history to be suspended for this policy
  • 18 players in MLB history have been suspended for domestic violence
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Yankees pitcher Jimmy Cordero was suspended for the remainder of the season by baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Wednesday for violating the sport’s domestic violence policy.

MLB said the 31-year-old right-hander accepted the suspension and will miss the final 76 games of the season and the postseason.

Cordero was 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA in one start and 30 relief appearances and has a salary of $720,000, the minimum in the major league. A career journeyman, Cordero has been on the systems of a number of teams, including the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox.

He missed the 2021 season following Tommy John’s surgery while with the White Sox organization and spent 2022 with the Yankees’ Triple-A team at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Cordero has a career MLB ERA of 4.36.

The Yankees said in a statement that they supported MLB discipline and that “there is no justification for domestic violence.”

New York Yankees pitcher Jimmy Cordero is suspended for the rest of the season

Domingo German

Aroldis Chapman

Cordero joins Domingo Germán (L) & Aroldis Chapman (R) as Yankees suspended under this policy. In MLB history, 18 players have been suspended for domestic violence

Players suspended for violating domestic violence policy
Player Team Date Length
Will Cordero Boston Red Sox July 4, 97 8 games
Julia Mateo Sailors from Seattle 6-May-07 10 games
Aroldis Chapman New York Yankees 1-Mar-16 30 games
Josh Reyes Colorado Rockies May 13-16 51 games
Hector Olivera Atlanta Braves 26-May-16 82 games
Jeuris Family New York Mets 29-Mar-17 15 games
Derek Norris Free agent 1-Sep-17 Rest of the season
Steve Wright Boston Red Sox 23-Mar-18 15 games
Josh Torres San Diego Padres June 8-18 100 games
Robert Osuna Toronto Blue Jays June 22-18 75 games
Addison Russell Chicago Cubs 21-Sep-18 40 games
Odubel Herrera Philadelphia Phillies July 5-19 Rest of the season (85 games)
Julio Urias Los Angeles Dodgers 17-Aug-19 20 games
Domingo German New York Yankees 2-jan-20 81 games
Sam Dyson Free agent 5-Mar-21 Season (162 matches)
Trevor Bauer Los Angeles Dodgers 29-Apr-22 324 games (later reduced to 194 games)
Carlos Martinez Free agent 1-Sep-22 85 games
Jimmy Cordero New York Yankees July 5-23 Rest of the season (76 games)

Cordero is the first Yankee suspended under the domestic violence policy since fellow New York pitcher Domingo Germán was given an 81-game suspension he served in 2019 and 2020.

An investigation into Germán began after some of his teammates saw him hit his girlfriend at a charity gala held by his former teammate CC Sabathia in September 2019.

League sources said Germán was drunk and became physically violent towards his girlfriend until she locked herself in a room.

She didn’t call the police, but one of Germán’s teammates and his wife came to calm the pitcher down and take care of the girlfriend at the same time.

After ending his suspension in 2020, he returned to the Yankees – where he suffered a number of setbacks, including injuries and poor performances.

But last week, German pitched MLB’s 24th perfect game.

He is the first to do so since Seattle’s Felix Hernandez accomplished it in August 2012 – and the first Yankee to throw a perfect game since David Cone in 1999.

In all major league baseball history, 18 players have been suspended for domestic violence.

Cordero is the third New York Yankees member to be suspended under this policy, joining Germán and Aroldis Chapman.

Chapman was suspended 30 games after an alleged domestic violence incident involving his then-girlfriend in Florida.

No criminal charges were filed due to insufficient evidence, but the league suspended him anyway.

A trade to send Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds to the Los Angeles Dodgers was put on hold. Several weeks later, he was traded to the Yankees.

In this decade alone, five players have been suspended for domestic violence.

The most severe punishment given to a player who violated this policy was former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, who was suspended for 324 games.

An arbitrator reduced that suspension to 194 games, which is still the longest suspension under this policy.

The longest suspension was given to Trevor Bauer, whose sentence reduction was 194 games

The longest suspension was given to Trevor Bauer, whose sentence reduction was 194 games

Bauer is currently pitching in Japan after he was cut from the Dodgers and no MLB team signed him in free agency.

As for this current situation, in a pure baseball sense, the Yankees are now one relief pitcher behind. Statistically, however, Cordero performed the worst of anyone in the Pinstripes stable.

Cordero has a 3.86 ERA over 32.2 innings pitched, giving up 14 runs on 25 hits – including two home runs. That 3.86 ERA is the worst of the Yankees’ bullpen.

Now the Yankees will be forced to draft someone from their minor league system. The team has not yet announced who that could be.