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Aroldis Chapman | Relief Pitcher | #54

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 212
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / CIN
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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Sunday that he expects Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) to be sidelined for about a month.
Chapman was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with left rotator cuff inflammation and will be shut down for the next two weeks. An MRI came back negative, so the hope is that this won't be a long-term issue. The Yankees will obviously be careful with their $86 million investment, though. Dellin Betances will handle the closing duties for the Yankees while Chapman is out. May 14 - 11:47 AM

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Yankees placed LHP Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 13, with left rotator cuff inflammation.

Although his velocity has been fine, Chapman did allow four runs over his last two appearances. It doesn't sound like anything is structurally wrong with the reliever's shoulder, but it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. Dellin Betances will take over as the Yankees' closer until Chapman returns.
May 14 - 10:43 AM

Aroldis Chapman was pulled after allowing one run on three hits over two-thirds of an inning in a non-save situation on Friday against the Astros.

Chapman hadn’t pitched since Sunday, so he was getting some work in. The southpaw gave up three singles in the frame before being pulled. It’s worth noting that he was visited by a trainer during his appearance, though he stayed in the game. Chapman’s ERA has jumped from 0.79 to 3.55 over the span of his last two appearances.
May 12 - 10:24 PM

Aroldis Chapman suffered his first blown save of the season on Sunday, giving up three runs on three hits and a pair of walks in 2/3 of an inning against the Cubs.

Tasked with protecting a three-run advantage against his former club, Chapman walked Addison Russell and allowed a single to Jon Jay to start the inning. After fanning Willson Contreras, Albert Almora delivered an RBI single and put the tying run on base. Javier Baez followed with an RBI single of his own which pulled the Cubs to within a run. Chapman battled back to strike out Kyle Schwarber, but walked Kris Bryant then drilled Anthony Rizzo with his first pitch, forcing in the tying run. With this catastrophe, Chapman now sports a 3.00 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 20/6 K/BB ratio through 12 innings on the season.
May 8 - 2:18 AM

Aroldis Chapman struck out one batter in a clean ninth inning to earn a save versus the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

He didn't have any trouble protecting a two-run lead while earning his sixth save of the season. He has a 0.87 ERA with 16 strikeouts and four walks in 10 1/3 innings. The beat goes on for the game's best closer.
May 4 - 12:02 AM

Aroldis Chapman picked up his fifth save despite giving up a run and walking two in the ninth Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Chapman's velocity wasn't up to par in this one and the results suffered, but since he had a three-run buffer, he was able to nail down the save. The run was the first he's surrendered in 7 1/3 innings this season.
Apr 26 - 11:15 PM

Aroldis Chapman earned his fourth save of the season on Monday night against the White Sox.

Chapman was called into the game in the top of the ninth after Adam Warren gave up a one-out single and an RBI double. The fireballing lefty surrendered a single to Leury Garcia but got Tyler Saladino to hit into a game-ending double play to seal the Yankees' 7-4 victory. Chapman has not allowed a run and boasts an 8/1 K/BB ratio through 5 1/3 innings this season.
Apr 17 - 10:09 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced that both Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances are unavailable for Saturday's contest against the Cardinals.

Both hurlers have been heavily relied upon in the first two weeks of the season and both pitched again on Friday. Should a save situation arise on Saturday, Tyler Clippard is likely to get the call.
Apr 15 - 11:44 AM

Aroldis Chapman slammed the door on the Cardinals in the ninth inning on Friday, preserving a one-run advantage to earn his third save of the season.

Chapman came out of the gate throwing smoke, whiffing Yadier Molina on three pitches. After getting Jhonny Peralta on a ground out, the Cardinals made things interesting. Randal Grichuk drew a two-out walk and advanced to third on a double by Jose Ramirez. Chapman battled back though, getting Dexter Fowler on a ground ball to end the game, giving the Yankees their fifth consecutive victory.
Apr 14 - 10:07 PM

Aroldis Chapman struck out two Rays in a scoreless inning of work Thursday to earn his second save of the season.

Chapman allowed a one-out single to Logan Morrison to put the winning run on first base, but there was never any real danger here as the flamethrower faced the bottom of the Rays order. He's struck out seven with a 0.27 WHIP and flawless earned run average through 3 2/3 innings to date. The hit allowed was his first this year. He's very good.
Apr 14 - 8:15 AM

Aroldis Chapman notched his first save of the season Wednesday in the Yankees' defeat of the Rays.

Chapman was summoned from the bullpen in the top of the ninth inning after Jonathan Holder gave up two singles. The fireballing lefty induced a pop-out from Steven Souza and then struck out Kevin Kiermaier looking to seal the 8-4 victory. Chapman has yet to allow a hit in 2017 and he boasts five strikeouts (with zero walks) through 2 2/3 innings.
Apr 12 - 4:50 PM

Aroldis Chapman worked a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts Sunday versus the Orioles.

Chapman fanned Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy before inducing a game-ending lineout from Caleb Joseph. It was his first appearance since Tuesday, another non-save situation. The fireballing closer should find some better luck in the saves department in the regular season's second week.
Apr 9 - 5:21 PM

Aroldis Chapman whiffed a pair over a scoreless inning in a non-save situation Tuesday against the Rays.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided to give Chapman some work in the ninth inning of a 5-0 game, and he quickly shut the door with a groundout and a pair of punchouts. The flamethrowing left-hander reached triple digits a few times in the appearance.
Apr 4 - 10:44 PM

Aroldis Chapman fanned two of three batters over one scoreless frame Thursday in the Yankees’ Grapefruit League win over the Orioles.

It was Chapman’s first game action since Game 7 of the World Series. Chapman did Chapman things, throwing 100 mph while eliciting the usual amount of swings and misses. Back in pinstripes after a three-month stay in Chicago at the end of last season, Chapman should remain the league’s top closer in both fantasy and real life.
Mar 2 - 9:20 PM

Yankees signed LHP Aroldis Chapman to a five-year, $86 million contract.

Last week's reported deal is now official. Chapman will take over as the Yankees' closer again, bumping Dellin Betances back to a setup role. The contract allows Chapman a chance to opt out after the 2019 season and gives him a full no-trade clause up to that point. He saved 36 games this year with a 1.55 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 58 innings combined between his stints with the Yankees and Cubs. He is one of the most dominant relievers in baseball and is likely to be the first closer off the board in most upcoming fantasy drafts.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 07:29:00 PM

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2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder
7Chasen Shreve
8Bryan Mitchell
9Chad Green