Germán will not appeal his suspension, and it will start immediately. He will be eligible to return on May 28 against the San Diego Padres.
The punishment came after Germán was ejected in the fourth inning of their 6-3 win on Tuesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. Germán, crew chief James Hoye said, had the “stickiest hand I’ve ever felt.”
Tuesday’s ejection marked at least the second time this season officials have questioned Germán for violating the foreign substance rule. Hoye’s crew looked at him during a start he made last month against the Minnesota Twins, but he was allowed to stay in the game.
Germán, who retired his first nine batters in Tuesday’s win before he was ejected, insisted it was just rosin on his hand.
Germán, 30, holds a 2-3 record in nine starts so far this season, his sixth with the Yankees. He holds a 3.75 ERA in 48 innings pitched. The Yankees, who fell to the Blue Jays 3-0 on Wednesday night in the third game of a four-game series, hold a 25-20 overall record. They are expected to start Luis Severino in Germán’s place on Sunday during the suspension.