Yankees’ ‘Perfect Pitcher’ Herrmann hospitalized for alcoholism…out for season
By Kyung-yoon Kim = New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Domingo Hermann, 30, who pitched a perfect game just two months ago, has been sidelined for inpatient treatment for alcoholism.
“He will be hospitalized for alcohol abuse and will not be available for the remainder of the season,” Brian Cashman, president of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Yankees organization, said at a press conference at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Wednesday.
Hermann, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a key pitcher who broke into the big leagues with the Yankees in 2017. He was at his best in 2019, going 18-4 with a 4.03 ERA.
Hermann even threw a perfect game on June 29 against the visiting Oakland Athletics.
He struck out nine in nine innings and didn’t allow a single hit or walk.
It was the 24th perfect game in MLB history, and the first in 11 years since Felix Hernandez in September 2012.
Despite his stellar performance, Herrmann has been in the news for his personal life throughout his career.
In September 2019, he was suspended for violating a domestic violence agreement after assaulting his girlfriend, and he missed the entire 2020 season, which was a shortened one due to the suspension.
At the time, Hermann announced his retirement before returning to the game in a series of twists and turns.온라인바카
He was ejected and suspended for 10 games on May 17 against the Toronto Blue Jays after he was caught applying a foreign substance to a ball during a game.