Yankees right-handed pitching prospect Domingo German is heading to the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders a source told Pinstriped Prospects. The move comes after he pitched a total of six games for the Double-A Trenton Thunder.
Though he sports a 1-4 record, the hard-throwing right-hander carries a lean 3.00 ERA, striking out 38 batters in 33 innings, and has given up 11 earned runs so far this season. German last pitched on May 10th going 5 2/3 innings, giving up four runs while totaling seven strikeouts. It was the first time in the young season where he gave up more than three runs, and he’s only given up at least three runs once previous to May 10th. He will get the start on Thursday, May 18 for the RailRiders.
German is coming off strong a 2016 campaign where he finish with a 3.04 ERA in Tampa after five games started. He had noticeably improved his off-speed pitches compared to last season as he only had 20 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings. He struggled with injuries for the tail-end of last season only pitching once in the regular season after the month of August.
German’s promotion will of course have a corresponding roster move to go along with it, which means Double-A Trenton will have a new member in their rotation soon as well. Rumors have been circulating that RHP Domingo Acevedo will be heading to Trenton to make his Double-A debut, however we have been unable to confirm that move at the time. If Acevedo is promoted to Trenton it is likely that Justus Sheffield will be moved up to German’s old spot in the rotation with Acevedo then taking Sheffield’s original spot. Another potential candidate for the spot is left-handed pitcher Josh Rogers.