Full name is Domingo Polanco Germán (pronounced "jurr-MAHN").
Spent the entire season on the restricted list serving the remainder of an 81-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy in 2019…was reinstated from the restricted list by Major League Baseball on 10/6...Following the season, pitched for Toros del Este of the Dominican Winter League, going 0-1 wtih a 7.16 ERA (16.1IP, 13ER) in five starts.
Made 27 appearances (24 starts), going 18-4 with a 4.03 ERA (143.0IP, 125H, 69R/64ER, 39BB, 153K, 30HR)…posted a 2.0 WAR and 4.72 FIP (FanGraphs)…made his first career Opening Day roster...His 18 wins were tied for fourth-most in the Majors…were the second-highest total by a Yankee since 2012, behind only Luis Severino (19-8 in 2018)...Led the Majors with a .818 winning percentage…is tied for the sixth-highest winning percentage in Yankees history (min. 20 decisions), the highest since Roger Clemens (20-3, .870) in 2001... In 24 starts, went 16-4 with a 4.28 ERA (134.2IP, 122H, 69R/64ER, 37BB, 142K, 30HR)…made three relief appearances, retiring 26-of-32 batters faced in 8.1 scoreless innings (3H, 2BB, 11K, 1HP)...Held right-handed batters to a .210/.265/.387 (50-for-238) line…was the AL’s sixth-lowest BA and was the fifth-lowest OBP (min. 250 RHB faced)...Went 8-1 with a 2.26 ERA (63.2IP, 45H, 17R/16ER, 19BB, 76K, 10HR) in 12 games (10 starts) at Yankee Stadium…was the AL’s second-lowest home ERA (min. 60.0IP), behind Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger (1.78)…opposing batters hit .195 (45-for-231) at Yankee Stadium, the fourth-lowest opponents’ BA at home in the AL (min. 200AB)...Was 10-3 with a 5.45 ERA (79.1IP, 48ER) in 15 road games (14 starts)…tied for second in the Majors in road wins despite having the fifth-highest road ERA (min. 75.0IP)…were the most road wins by a Yankee since CC Sabathia in 2011 (11-5)…won his first five road starts, the fourth Yankee since 1965 to accomplish the feat, joining Aaron Small (five) in 2005, Roger Clemens (six) in 2003 and Ron Guidry (five) in 1982...Earned at least four wins in four different months, going 5-1 in April, 4-0 in May, 4-0 in July and 4-1 in August...Went 10-1 with a 3.74 ERA (67.1IP, 28ER) in 12 starts vs. the AL East…tied for the second-most wins vs. one division in 2019: Justin Verlander, 13-2 vs. AL West; Stephen Strasburg, 10-1 vs. NL East; Gerrit Cole, 10-2 vs. AL West...Was the third Yankees pitcher to complete at least 5.0IP and allow 2H-or-fewer in each of his first two appearances in a season, joining Pascual Perez (first 2GS in 1991) and Tom Hughes (first 2G in 1910)...Won a career-best six consecutive starts from 4/23-5/21... Was the second Yankees pitcher since 1981 to earn seven wins in the team’s first 38 games of the season (also Mike Mussina-2003)...Went 9-1 in his first 10 games (nine starts)…was the first Yankees pitcher to record nine wins in his first 10 appearances of a season since Tommy John went 9-0 in his first 10 games (nine starts) in 1979...Went 9-1 with a 3.43 ERA (60.1IP, 23ER) in 11 games (10 starts) through the end of May…according to Elias, became the fourth Yankees pitcher ever to earn at least nine wins before the start of June (Herb Pennock-10 in 1926, Tommy John-9 in 1979, and Jack Chesbro-9 in 1904)...Was on the 10-day I.L. from 6/9 (retroactive to 6/8) – 7/3 with a left hip flexor strain…made a rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 6/27 vs. Buffalo (ND, 4.0IP, 4H, 4ER, 2BB, 5K, 2HR, 65 pitches/41 strikes)...Won a career-high seven consecutive decisions over eight starts from 7/3-8/13, his first eight starts off the I.L...On 8/25 at Los Angeles-NL, defeated Clayton Kershaw to earn his 17th win (6.0IP, 1ER)…at the time, Kershaw (13-2) and Germán (16-3) ranked first and second, respectively, in the Majors in winning percentage...Led the Majors in wins through the end of August, going 17-3 in 24 games (23 starts)...Made his final two appearances out of the bullpen, on 9/12 at Detroit (4.0IP, 0R) and 9/18 vs. Los Angeles-AL (2.1IP, 0R)...Went 1-2 with a 4.11 ERA (15.1IP, 16H, 8R/7ER, 2BB, 22K, 3HR) in five games (three starts)…tied for sixth in the Grapefruit League in strikeouts, second-most on the Yankees (Tanaka-23K)...On 9/19, was placed on administrative leave by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and was placed on the restricted list…on 1/2/20, accepted an 81-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy (served the first 18 games during the 2019 season).
Went 2-6 with a 5.57 ERA (85.2IP, 81H, 55R/53ER, 33BB, 102K, 15HR) in 21 games (14 starts) over two stints with the Yankees (4/7-7/20 and 9/18-30)…opponents hit .242 (81-for-335, 15HR); LH .256 (42-for-164, 8HR), RH .228 (39-for-171, 7HR)...Had a 2-5 record and a 6.19 ERA (68.1IP, 47ER) in 14 starts, completing 6.0IP six times...Went 0-1 with a 3.12 ERA (17.1IP, 6ER) in seven relief appearances... Became the first pitcher in Yankees history to record at least 3K in seven consecutive relief appearances (9/20/17-5/1/18)…had 25K in 18.0IP (14H, 7ER, 9BB) over the span...Made his first career Major League start on 5/6 vs. Cleveland, tossing 6.0 hitless, scoreless innings with 9K and 2BB in a no-decision…retired his first 11 batters faced before walking José Ramírez with two outs in the fourth…overall, retired 18-of-20 batters…per Elias, was the first Major League pitcher since the mound was moved to 60'6" in 1893 to throw at least 6.0 hitless innings with at least 9K in his first career start…was the first Yankee ever to record a hitless start of at least 6.0IP in his first career start…was the fourth Yankee to record at least 9K in his first career start, joining Hideki Irabu (9K on 7/10/97 vs. Detroit), Dan Tripple (10K on 9/25/1915-G2 vs. Cleveland) and Russ Ford (9K on 4/21/1910 at Philadelphia-AL)...Recorded 9K and 0BB in 6/9 no-decision at the Mets (6.0IP, 5H, 3ER, 2HR, 1HP, 1WP)…became the seventh rookie in Yankees history with a start with 0BB and at least 9K…went 0-for-1 with 1BB at the plate, his first professional plate appearances...Earned his first career win on 6/14 vs. Tampa Bay and set a career high with 10K (6.0IP, 5H, 3ER, 2BB, 10K, 1HR, 1WP)…recorded 26 swinging strikes, tied for the fifth-highest single-game total by a Major League pitcher in 2018 (James Paxton-31, Max Scherzer-29, Jacob deGrom-27, Paxton-27)...In 6/19 win vs. Seattle, allowed 2H and 0BB over a career-high 7.0IP (2R/1ER, 9K, 1HR)…was his third straight start with at least 9K, matching Luis Severino (3G, 8/28-9/9/17) for the longest such streak by a Yankee since 2012…became the first Yankees rookie to record multiple starts with 0BB and at least 9K in a single season... Combined to make four minor league appearances (three starts) with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the GCL Yankees East and Single-A Tampa, going 0-1 with a 7.56 ERA (8.1IP, 7ER)…missed a month on the minor league D.L.…also made two postseason starts with the RailRiders and was 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA (5.2IP, 3ER)...In six spring training appearances (two starts), posted a 2.30 ERA (15.2IP, 4ER) and 17K.
Went 0-1 with a 3.14 ERA (14.1IP, 5ER) in seven relief appearances over four stints with the Yankees in his ﬁrst Major League action (6/11, 6/15-7/4, 7/16 and 9/17-10/1)…did not inherit a runner…retired 5-of-7 ﬁrst batters faced... Made his Major League debut in 6/11 win vs. Baltimore, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings (2H, 1BB, 1K)…recorded his ﬁrst career strikeout to end the seventh inning (Jonathan Schoop, swinging)... Tossed 4.0 shutout innings in 6/17 loss at Oakland (4H, 3BB, 6K)…over the last 30 seasons (since 1988), became just the third Yankees reliever to record at least 6K in a scoreless appearance of at least 4.0IP (also David Phelps-6K in 4.0IP on 4/13/13 vs. Baltimore and Kei Igawa-6K in 6.0IP on 4/28/07 vs. Boston)…became the ﬁrst reliever in Yankees history to strike out at least six batters and not allow a run in either his ﬁrst or second Major League game…two starters did so in their second career outing: Phil Hughes (6K in 6.1IP on 5/1/07 at Texas) and Bill Burbach (7K in 9.0 shutout innings on 4/20/69-G2 vs. Detroit)…with Masahiro Tanaka (10K in 4.0IP), became the fourth pair of Yankees teammates ever to tally at least 6K in a nine-inning game, joining Rick Rhoden (7K)/Tim Stoddard (6K) on 8/23/87 at Oakland; Doc Medich (6K)/Lindy McDaniel (6K) on 4/23/73 at Milwaukee; and Stan Williams (6K)/Steve Hamilton (6K) on 7/17/64 vs. Cleveland…were the ﬁrst Yankees teammates to both notch at least 6K in a game in which the Yankees threw fewer than 9.0 innings... In 20 games (19 starts) between Double-A Trenton (6GS) and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (14G/13GS), combined to go 8-6 with a 2.88 ERA (109.1IP, 35ER) and 119K…in two postseason starts, went 1-0 with a 3.65 ERA (12.1IP, 5ER) and 10K... Following the season, played for Toros del Este of the Dominican Winter League, posting a 21.60 ERA (1.2IP, 4ER) and 4K in three relief appearances.
Began the season on the minor league disabled list recovering from "Tommy John" surgery performed on 3/31/15…was reinstated from the D.L. on 6/26 and assigned to Single-A Charleston…in five starts with the RiverDogs, went 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA (26.0IP, 9ER) and 18K with only 2BB. Was promoted to Single-A Tampa on 7/24 and went 0-2 with a 3.04 ERA (23.2IP, 8ER) and 20K in five starts. Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/4/16.
Missed the entire season after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow on 3/31…the surgery was performed by Yankees Head Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital…was placed on the minor league disabled list on 4/9…was reinstated from the minor league D.L., recalled from Single-A Tampa and placed on the 60-day disabled list on 9/1…was reinstated on 11/4. Was non-tendered by the Yankees on 12/3 before signing with the club as a minor league free agent on 12/11.
Spent the entire season with Single-A Greensboro, going 9-3 with a 2.48 ERA (123.1IP, 34ER) and 113K in25 starts for the Grasshoppers…led the team in strikeouts and tied for the team lead in games started,establishing career highs in both categories... Led all Marlins minor leaguers in ERA and ranked fourth in strikeouts…among all pitchers in the SouthAtlantic League, ranked second in ERA…among SAL starters, owned the fourth-lowest BB/9.0IP ratio (1.82,25BB, 123.1IP) and ﬁfth-best K/9.0IP ratio (8.25, 113K, 123.1IP)... Was named to the All-Star Futures Game World Team, striking out two batters in 1.0 scoreless inning of relief... Was added to the Marlins' 40-man roster on 11/20/14.
Combined with the GCL Marlins and short-season Single-A Batavia to go 5-3 with a 1.61 ERA (67.0IP, 12ER) and 61K in 13 starts…began the season with the GCL Marlins, going 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA (26.0IP, 4ER) in ﬁve starts... Was promoted to Batavia on 7/23 and went 2-3 with a 1.76 ERA (41.0IP, 8ER) and 34K (5BB) in eight starts.
Went 2-0 with a 1.61 ERA (22.1IP, 4ER) and 29K in 13 relief appearances for the GCL Marlins.
Made eight appearances (six starts) with the DSL Marlins, going 2-1 with a 1.82 ERA (34.2IP, 7ER)…posted a10.38 K/9.0IP ratio (34.2IP, 40K).
Made his professional debut, going 2-3 with six saves and a 3.69 ERA (46.1IP, 19ER) in 18 relief appearanceswith the DSL Marlins.