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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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Aroldis Chapman surrendered one run on one hit while striking out two in the ninth inning of Thursday's win over the Mariners.
No save on this one. Chapman had the luxury of a 4-0 lead when he entered to start the bottom of the ninth inning. Even with the advantage, he looked immediately shaky, walking Mike Zunino on five pitches to open the frame and throwing a wild pitch to allow a pinch-running Guillermo Heredia to reach second. Following back-to-back strikeouts on sliders, Chapman would give up an RBI double to Robinson Cano before finally closing out the win. The flamethrowing southpaw owns a 3.65 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 37/12 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings this season. He is 10-for-13 in save chances. Jul 21 - 1:54 AM

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Aroldis Chapman earned his ninth save of the season as the Yankees topped the Red Sox 3-0 in the first half of Sunday's doubleheader.

Chapman gave up a two-out single to Dustin Pedroia in the bottom of the ninth, but the flame-throwing left-hander promptly induced a game-ending groundout from Mookie Betts to seal the combined shutout for New York. Chapman holds a 3.57 ERA and 35/10 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings this season. He struck out one of the four batters he faced on Sunday afternoon.
Jul 16 - 4:33 PM

Aroldis Chapman unraveled against the Red Sox on Friday for his third blown save of the season.

Asked to hold a one-run lead, Chapman gave up back-to-back infield singles to begin the frame before the Red Sox pulled off a double-steal. Xander Bogaerts then hit a chopper which Ronald Torreyes failed to handle and brought in the tying run. Yankees manager Joe Girardi elected to intentionally walk Hanley Ramirez, but the decision ultimately backfired as Chapman walked Andrew Benintendi to force in the winning run. There was some bad luck involved in this one for Chapman, but he hasn’t been nearly the same this year, putting up a 4.35 ERA in 24 appearances.
Jul 15 - 12:11 AM

Aroldis Chapman earned his second victory of the season on Saturday, striking out all three hitters that he faced in a scoreless ninth inning.

Chapman entered in the top half of the ninth inning with the Yankees trailing 3-2. He punched out all three hitters that he faced in order, keeping the deficit at one run and allowing the Bombers to come back off of Corey Knebel. The flame-throwing left-hander now sports a 3.66 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 33/6 K/BB ratio across 19 2/3 innings on the year.
Jul 8 - 4:06 PM

Yankees activated LHP Aroldis Chapman from the 10-day disabled list.

Chapman's lone rehab appearance was a little shaky, but his shoulder feels good and that's really all the Yankees care about. He'll return to his closer role, shifting Dellin Betances back to a setup job.
Jun 18 - 3:48 PM

Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) allowed a run on a wild pitch while walking two and striking out two batters in a minor-league rehab appearance for Double-A Trenton on Friday.

Chapman threw just nine of his 20 pitches for strikes, but he said after the game that the plan hasn't changed and he expects to return to the big club Sunday in Oakland. As such, Dellin Betances will slide back to a setup role once Chapman is activated.
Jun 17 - 4:41 AM

Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) expects to be activated from the disabled list around June 16-June 18.

That echoes what manager Joe Girardi said after Chapman's latest bullpen session. The flamethrowing lefty will next throw a simulated game in Tampa and then head out on a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton. Chapman has been on the disabled list since May 14 with inflammation in his left rotator cuff. Dellin Betances has been filling in at closer for the Yankees.
Jun 6 - 3:49 PM

Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) threw 15 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

Afterwards, manager Joe Girardi estimated that June 15 was a fair guess for his return. He has been on the shelf since May 14 due to inflammation in his rotator cuff.
Jun 3 - 11:33 AM

Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) played catch on Wednesday.

Chapman has yet to start throwing off the mound, but has been playing catch without issue this week. Until he is further along in his rehab, it will be difficult to place a timetable on his return. He is dealing with a bout of left rotator cuff inflammation which landed him on the disabled list on May 14.
May 31 - 6:28 PM

Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) has resumed playing catch.

Chapman was shut down briefly with left rotator cuff inflammation, but he was able to do some throwing on back-to-back days over the weekend. He's not feeling any pain, but the Yankees are going to take it easy with him. Dellin Betances will continue to fill in at closer for now.
May 29 - 11:44 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Todd Frazier
2Garrett Cooper
3Greg Bird
4Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Tyler Wade
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
3Dustin Fowler
RF1Aaron Judge
DH1Matt Holliday
2Clint Frazier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Luis Severino
4Jordan Montgomery
5Caleb Smith
6Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3David Robertson
4Tommy Kahnle
5Adam Warren
6Chad Green
7Luis Cessa