Acquired: Via trade from the Marlins on December 19, 2014, with RHP Nathan Eovaldi and 1B Garrett Jones in exchange for RHP David Phelps and IF Martin Prado. Originally signed by the Marlins as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on August 8, 2009.
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|3-5 with a 3.34 ERA in 10 games, nine of them starts, between Trenton (Double-A) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A), striking out 65 while walking 17 in 59 1/3 innings and allowing 54 hits for a .236 BAA.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on June 11 when LHP Tommy Layne was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 06/11/17
|June 11, in a 14-3 win against the Orioles. The last of five pitchers, he allowed two hits over 2 2/3 shutout innings, walking one and striking out one. Of 36 pitches thrown, 21 were for strikes. Coming on for right-handed reliever Adam Warren with one out in the top of the seventh, he got two quick outs, getting Seth Smith to ground out to second and striking out Jonathan Schoop swinging. In the eighth, Hyun Soo Kim grounded out to first, Mark Trumbo grounded out to shortstop and Chris Davis popped out to short. In the ninth, Trey Mancini led things off by singling to center but Joey Rickard grounded into a 5-4-3 double play. After Caleb Joseph drew a walk and Ruben Tejada singled to left, Smith grounded out to firstbase, unassisted.|
|The 100th player to make his big league debut this season, German technically was signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on December 11, 2015, but he had already been with the organization thanks to the summer blockbuster trade the previous July. Though he had been designated for assignment after missing all of 2015 due to Tommy John surgery and was still rehabbing, and had several clubs interested in signing him, he re-upped with the Yankees. He missed the beginning of 2016 while still healing before returning to the mound and going 1-3 with a 3.08 ERA in 10 starts between Charleston (Class A) and Tampa (High A), striking out 38 and walking 11 while allowing 41 hits over 49 2/3 innings for a .225 BAA. Prior to his surgery, he had been one of the most dominant pitchers in the Marlins organization with a fastball in the middle 90s, changeup and breaking ball. In 2014, he led that system in ERA and was among the South Atlantic League leaders in ERA, walks per 9 and strikeouts per 9 as he went 9-3 with a 2.48 ERA in 25 starts at Greensboro (Class A), striking out 113 while walking just 25 in 123 1/3 innings and allowing 116 hits. He brings a career 2.57 ERA in 97 games into his MLB debut as well as a .230 BAA.|