Less than 24 hours after suspended Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán said on Instagram that he was leaving the game, the right-hander backtracked those comments on Saturday.
“To my teammates, the Yankees organization, and our fans, I am very sorry for the unsettling post last night,” Germán said on Instagram Saturday. “I am very sorry for the unsettling post last night. This past year has been very tough for my family and myself, for which I take full responsibility. Not being with my teammates while they get ready for the season, knowing that I have let them down, has taken a toll on me and last night I let my emotions get the best of me.
“Baseball is my life and I promise I am not walking away. I am using this time to get stronger, become a better person and father, and I can only hope that I will get to join my teammates once again to make them proud. Thank you to everyone, especially the Yankees organization, for their support. Please forgive me for this mistake.”
“Me fui del baseball Gracias mi gente,” Germán wrote in an Instagram story on Friday, which translates in English to “I left baseball Thank you my people.”