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  • • Aroldis Chapman Tests Positive For COVID-19
    The Yankees announced today that left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for COVID-19, showing mild symptoms (H/t Bryan Hoch of MLB.com). Needless to say, Chapman will be away from the team and won’t be allowed to participate in team workouts for the foreseeable future. He’ll need to test negative twice before he’s allowed to…...2020
  • • Yanks closer Chapman tests positive for virus
    Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, who had 37 saves and a 2.21 ERA last season, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Manager Aaron Boone said Zack Britton would take over the role if Chapman isn't ready for the start of the season....2020
  • • Aroldis Chapman tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms
    Manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday that Chapman is experiencing mild symptoms and will isolate away from the team....2020
  • • Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman tests positive for COVID-19, won't be with New York for 'foreseeable future'
    Chapman is dealing with mild symptoms, according to manager Aaron Boone...2020
  • • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman buys Jeep lined with Kevlar for $150K
    The Yankees closer could be arriving to camp in style with his custom-made, six-wheel ride, which is coated with black Kevlar....2020
  • • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman shows off boxing skills in driveway, continues to get jacked during quarantine
    The Yankees closer will certainly be ready to go if or when the 2020 season starts...2020
  • • The Yankees’ (brief) history of contract extensions
    Twenty-eight different contract extensions were signed between teams and players between February-April 2019, and the Yankees were one of the many clubs that joined in on this rush.  Aaron Hicks was a season away from free agency at the time, though the outfielder chose to forego the open market in favor of a contract that paid him $64M in new money through the 2025 season.  Right-hander Luis Seve...2020
  • • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman is looking absolutely jacked
    The Yankees won’t have to worry about whether Aroldis Chapman reports back to them in good condition. Chapman seems to be crushing things in the gym during this period of social distancing. He’s been posting photos and videos of himself working out. On Sunday, he shared a photo of himself and some friends playing dominoes. Chapman’s upper body looks absolutely massive. (@_thecubanmissile54) on Mar...2020
  • • Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman appears to be spending his quarantine getting massively jacked
    The Yankees pitcher has been making the most of his time off, apparently...2020
  • • Yankees P Aroldis Chapman autographed an Astros' trash-can sign
    The Houston Astros have already experienced plenty of trolling from players and fans during spring training. As the fallout continues from their cheating scandal, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman had a little fun at their expense by signing a trash-can sign. Chapman, who hasn’t been afraid of trolling the Astros, seemed to enjoy the “Houston Trashtros” sign and was more than happy to autogr...2020

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Aroldis Chapman injury and suspension

  • • Betances will begin season on injured list due to shoulder impingement
    Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances will open the 2019 season on the injured list due to an impingement and inflammation in his right shoulder, general manager Brian Cashman announced to reporters Tuesday (Twitter links via the YES Network’s Jack Curry). There’s no set timetable for when Betances might rejoin the big league bullpen. To this point in Spring Training, the right-hander’s fastball ve...2019
  • • Reports: Yankees 'remain in talks' with Adam Ottavino and Zach Britton
    The Yankees “remain in talks” with relievers Adam Ottavino and Zach Britton, tweets Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, who adds it’s “not out of the question” the club could bring both players aboard. Jon Heyman of Fancred hears similarly, tweeting that the club is “working” on the bullpen while waiting to hear back from slugger Manny Machado. In a separate tweet, Heyman notes that the Texas Rangers a...2019
  • • Yankees target next week for Chapman return
    New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said closer Aroldis Chapman could rejoin the team "sometime next week" after getting more treatment on his left knee....2018
  • • Yankees activate Didi Gregorious
    The Yankees announced on Friday that they’ve reinstated shortstop Didi Gregorius from the 10-day disabled list. He’d been out since Aug. 20 due to a left heel injury.Gregorius, 28, is in the midst of a career season at the plate, having batted .270/.333/.482 with 22 homers, 22 doubles and four triples through his first 508 trips to the plate. The injury to Gregorius prompted Gleyber Torres to slid...2018
  • • Injury Notes: Chapman, Judge, Sale, Santana, Goody, Iwakuma
    Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman went in for a platelet-rich plasma treatment on his ailing left knee, David Lennon of Newsday tweets. Skipper Aaron Boone indicated that the plan is to reevaluate the high-powered lefty in two weeks’ time. That’s a bit less promising than the initial suggestion that Chapman could be back after the minimum…...2018
  • • Chapman undergoing treatment for left knee
    Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman went in for a platelet-rich plasma treatment on his ailing left knee, David Lennon of Newsday tweets. Skipper Aaron Boone indicated that the plan is to reevaluate the high-powered lefty in two weeks’ time. That’s a bit less promising than the initial suggestion that Chapman could be back after the minimum ten-day DL stint, though there’s no indication as of yet that ...2018
  • • After PRP injection, Chapman out 2 more weeks
    Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman will have his left knee injury re-evaluated in two weeks after he underwent a plasma-rich platelet injection Friday, according to manager Aaron Boone....2018
  • • Aroldis Chapman out at least two weeks after injection in knee
    New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman will be sidelined for at least two weeks after getting an injection in his knee.Chapman, who left Tuesday’s game after throwing just six pitches, will not return until early September at the earliest after the treatment. Chapman was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday with what the Yankees are calling left knee tendinitis. He’d still been pitching well ...2018
  • • After Chapman exits, 'pen wraps Yanks' win in 12
    Giancarlo Stanton received a warm welcome while barreling a couple of balls in his return to Marlins Park, but the theatrics were reserved for Chad Green and A.J. Cole, who escaped a pair of bases-loaded jams to set up Miguel Andujar's go-ahead sacrifice fly in the Yankees' 2-1, 12-inning victory over the Marlins on Tuesday evening. Aroldis Chapman was unable to close it out for New York, leaving ...2018
  • • After Chapman exits, 'pen wraps Yanks' win in 12
    Giancarlo Stanton received a warm welcome while barreling a couple of balls in his return to Marlins Park, but the theatrics were reserved for Chad Green and A.J. Cole, who escaped a pair of bases-loaded jams to set up Miguel Andujar's go-ahead sacrifice fly in the Yankees' 2-1, 12-inning victory over the Marlins on Tuesday evening. Aroldis Chapman was unable to close it out for New York, leaving ...2018

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Aroldis Chapman trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • The Yankees’ (brief) history of contract extensions
    Twenty-eight different contract extensions were signed between teams and players between February-April 2019, and the Yankees were one of the many clubs that joined in on this rush.  Aaron Hicks was a season away from free agency at the time, though the outfielder chose to forego the open market in favor of a contract that paid him $64M in new money through the 2025 season.  Right-hander Luis Seve...2020
  • • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman is looking absolutely jacked
    The Yankees won’t have to worry about whether Aroldis Chapman reports back to them in good condition. Chapman seems to be crushing things in the gym during this period of social distancing. He’s been posting photos and videos of himself working out. On Sunday, he shared a photo of himself and some friends playing dominoes. Chapman’s upper body looks absolutely massive. (@_thecubanmissile54) on Mar...2020
  • • Will Harris: Overlooked Free Agent?
    For the most part, the upper end of the free-agent relief market emptied out quickly this offseason. Aroldis Chapman stuck with the Yankees, Will Smith and Chris Martin signed with the Braves, Drew Pomeranz reunited with the Padres, and Dellin Betances switched from the Yanks to the crosstown rival Mets. Now, going by the contract…...2019
  • • Is Will Harris being overlooked in free agency?
    For the most part, the upper end of the free-agent relief market emptied out quickly this offseason. Aroldis Chapman stuck with the Yankees, Will Smith and Chris Martin signed with the Braves, Drew Pomeranz reunited with the Padres, and Dellin Betances switched from the Yanks to the crosstown rival Mets. Now, going by the contract predictions MLBTR made at the beginning of the offseason, former As...2019
  • • Report: Yankees reached out to Brewers to discuss Josh Hader trade
    The New York Yankees have already made a big splash in the pitching market, but they may not be finished trying to add an arm. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Yankees reached out to the Milwaukee Brewers to discuss a potential trade for All-Star reliever Josh Hader.  Milwaukee, however, is not considered motivated to move their star reliever. Combined with Aroldis Chapman, Hader would ...2019
  • • Yankees, Dodgers, Mets reportedly in market for Josh Hader
    With the top end of the relief market going off the board early, teams looking for elite pen arms have been eyeing trade possibilities. The most intriguing of those: star Brewers lefty Josh Hader, who was recently reported to have been made available in talks. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic recently updated the market situation (subscription link). Left-handed American League East hitters will be p...2019
  • • Let’s find a landing spot for Craig Kimbrel
    On its very surface, the fact that Craig Kimbrel remains unsigned sounds ridiculous. He’s on a Hall-of-Fame trajectory and leads all active relievers in saves (333). The only pitcher in MLB history (min. 200 innings) with a higher strikeout percentage than Kimbrel’s 41.6 percent mark is Aroldis Chapman … at 41.7 percent. A full season of ninth-inning work could push Kimbrel past Jeff Reardon (10th...2019
  • • Newest Yankee Adam Ottavino will make history with jersey number
    Adam Ottavino will be making history when he steps on the mound for the New York Yankees this season. Ottavino officially signed a 3-year deal with the Yankees, the team announced on Thursday. He will wear jersey No. 0 for the team, making him the first player in franchise history to wear that number, according to MLB.com Yankees reporter Bryan Hoch. The Yankees have 21 numbers retired, so there i...2019
  • • Report: Yankees sign Adam Ottavino
    The Yankees have agreed to terms on a contract with free-agent reliever Adam Ottavino, ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweets. Robert Murray and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic had reported seconds prior that the two sides were closing in on an arrangement. (Twitter link). Ottavino is represented by All Bases Covered Sports Management. Fancred’s Jon Heyman tweets that Ottavino will be guaranteed $27M over the th...2019
  • • Dombrowski: Red Sox 'have not anticipated large expenditure for a closer'
    The Red Sox have already lost Joe Kelly to the Dodgers via free agency and stand to lose Craig Kimbrel in free agency as well if they don’t make a push to re-sign him in the coming weeks. However, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski downplayed the possibility of retaining Kimbrel in an interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today. “Craig did a great job for us,” said Dombrowski. “He’s ...2019

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  • • Free agent profile: Greg Holland
    After missing all of the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, right-hander Greg Holland enjoyed somewhat of a bounceback 2017 while closing for the Rockies. After a 41-save campaign, he turned down both a player option and a qualifying offer in search of a more lucrative, multi-year pact.Pros/StrengthsDuring Holland’s heyday with the Royals from 2012-2014, Craig Kimbrel and Aroldi...2018
  • • Santiago Casilla to A's: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction
    2017
  • • Rajai Davis to A's: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction
    2017
  • • Tigers Will Regret Pretending They're a World Series Contender
    2016
  • • MLB Teams That Could Now Be Facing Nightmare Offseason Scenarios
    2016
  • • How Yankees Can Still Make Impact Upgrade to Questionable Rotation
    2016
  • • Koji Uehara to Cubs: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction
    2016
  • • Dodgers Remain Among NL Elite by Re-Signing Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner
    2016
  • • Dexter Fowler's Defection Gives Cardinals a Fighting Chance Against Rival Cubs
    2016
  • • Cubs' Wade Davis Splash Turns Spare Piece Into Elite Chapman Replacement
    2016

Aroldis Chapman kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Ken Rosenthal shares thoughts on Jose Altuve interview that fueled buzzer rumors
    An interview Ken Rosenthal conducted with Jose Altuve after the Houston Astros won the ALCS last season gained widespread attention on Thursday, but the reporter insists he did not suspect that Altuve was covering anything up when the two spoke amid a hectic celebration. Altuve belted a walk-off home run off of New York Yankees flamethrower Aroldis Chapman in Game 6 of the ALCS, and he was seen ma...2020
  • • Jose Altuve interview, jersey cover-up sparks electronic buzzer speculation
    An interview with Jose Altuve after his huge home run to send the Houston Astros to the World Series last season — coupled with the infielder’s behavior after the homer — have fueled speculation about the Astros illegally using an electronic buzzer to communicate signs. Altuve hit a monster home run off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees las...2020
  • • Hal Steinbrenner on Aroldis Chapman: ‘Sooner or later, we forget, right?’
    Flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman returned to the New York Yankees on a high-priced free agent deal this winter. It came after he helped the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.It was also following an incident in the fall of 2015 where the closer allegedly fired eight gunshots in the garage of his Miami-area home following an October argument with his girlfriend in which she told police he “cho...2017
  • • Obama skips over Aroldis Chapman while praising Cubs
    The Chicago Cubs’ visit to the White House was already a headline-grabber before it even happened. In a surprising move, the team decided to move its visit to Monday and became the last team President Barack Obama will honor in office. Then, Monday’s event happened, and more news was made. While President Obama was pointing out the various members of the Cubs’ World Series squad, he did not mentio...2017
  • • Jeurys Familia could face suspension despite dropped charges
    Major League Baseball continues to show it isn’t messing around when it comes to punishing players for domestic violence. According to the New York Daily News, Mets pitcher Jeurys Famila will face a hefty suspension after allegedly striking his wife in a drunken fight on Halloween. Industry sources believe that Familia will still face a suspension of at least 30 games under the joint domestic ...2016
  • • Familia could face suspension despite dropped charges
    Major League Baseball continues to show it isn’t messing around when it comes to punishing players for domestic violence. According to the New York Daily News, Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia will face a hefty suspension after allegedly striking his wife in a drunken fight on Halloween. Industry sources believe that Familia will still face a suspension of at least 30 games under the joint domestic vi...2016
  • • How Yankees Can Still Make Impact Upgrade to Questionable Rotation
    2016
  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: Bryce, Machado, Championship Coffee and Looking Ahead
    2016
  • • Aroldis Chapman's Record $86M Deal Is Old-School Excess for New Yankees Era
    2016

Top Aroldis Chapman news

  • • Boston's bases-loaded walk-off chaps Yanks
    A zany bottom of the ninth inning on Friday night at Fenway Park left the Red Sox celebrating a 5-4 walk-off win over the Yankees without a hit leaving the infield at any point during the unlikely rally. Perhaps, then, it was only fitting that the winning run came courtesy of a walk by Andrew Benintendi against Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, who blew the save....2017
  • • Sanchez homers, but lead slips at Fenway
    A zany bottom of the ninth inning on Friday night at Fenway Park left the Red Sox celebrating a 5-4 walk-off win over the Yankees without a hit leaving the infield at any point during the unlikely rally. Perhaps, then, it was only fitting that the winning run came courtesy of a walk by Andrew Benintendi against Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, who blew the save....2017
  • • Boston's bases-loaded walk-off chaps Yanks
    A zany bottom of the ninth inning on Friday night at Fenway Park left the Red Sox celebrating a 5-4 walk-off win over the Yankees without a hit leaving the infield at any point during the unlikely rally. Perhaps, then, it was only fitting that the winning run came courtesy of a walk by Andrew Benintendi against Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, who blew the save....2017
  • • Down to final strike, Yankees stun Cubs
    The Cubs welcomed Starlin Castro, Aroldis Chapman and Adam Warren back to Wrigley Field with video tributes and hugs on Friday, but Brett Gardner gave the Yankees something to celebrate....2017
  • • Yanks stun Cubs on Gardner's HR in ninth
    The Cubs welcomed Starlin Castro, Aroldis Chapman and Adam Warren back to Wrigley Field with video tributes and hugs on Friday, but Brett Gardner gave the Yankees something to celebrate....2017
  • • Yankees To Sign Aroldis Chapman
    Aroldis Chapman and the Yankees have agreed on a five-year deal worth $86MM, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets....2016
  • • Yankees, Chapman reportedly agree to deal
    The Yankees and Aroldis Chapman have agreed on a five-year, $86 million deal, according to MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. The club has not confirmed the deal....2016
  • • Yankees, Chapman reportedly agree to deal
    The Yankees and Aroldis Chapman have agreed on a five-year, $86 million deal according to MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. The club has not confirmed the deal....2016
  • • Yankees 5, Indians 2 | Yankees win series, 3-2: Didi Gregorius Leads Yankees Past Indians and Into A.L.C.S.
    Gregorius had two homers, and Aroldis Chapman closed out the Game 5 victory for the Yankees, who advanced to their first league championship series since 2012....2017
  • • Champion Cubs await Yankees at Wrigley
    The Yankees are making their first trip to Wrigley Field since 2014, as Michael Pineda takes the hill Friday opposite Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks. Aroldis Chapman and Adam Warren are especially excited to return to the Friendly Confines, as they will be getting their 2016 World Series rings....2017

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  • • Yankees P Aroldis Chapman autographed an Astros' trash-can sign
    2020
  • • Fan gets Yankees' Aroldis Chapman to sign fake Astros garbage can at spring training
    Yes, people are still trolling the Astros...2020
  • • Cody Bellinger not buying Jose Altuve's electronic-buzzer excuse
    Cody Bellinger is among the most dissatisfied players in MLB over the Houston Astros’ cheating and the team’s lack of remorse and penalties from MLB. Bellinger took a shot at both the Astros and Red Sox in January over the allegations. He also shared his concerns over the allegations about some of the Astros’ top players wearing electronic buzzers to receive stolen signals. On Friday, Bellinger sp...2020
  • • Cubs could bring Brandon Morrow along slowly in spring
    Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow is healthy, which has rarely been the case throughout his Cubs tenure. Morrow should be on schedule for the spring, though the Cubs are keeping open the possibility of bringing him along more slowly than the other pitchers in camp. A different schedule would be purely precautionary, however, per MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian (via Twitter).  Morrow arrived in Chicago as the ...2020
  • • Craig Kimbrel reportedly asking for nine-figure contract
    We’ve heard very little to this point about the market for veteran closer Craig Kimbrel. That may be due to his eye-popping asking price: over $100M, per Jayson Stark of The Athletic. Kimbrel and his reps at SportsMeter are obviously shooting for a record-breaking pact, at least as a starting point. It had previously been reported that the 30-year-old hurler was looking for six years, which has ne...2018
  • • Yankees' Luke Voit: It's 'scary' how good we will be
    Luke Voit was a monster for the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, and he was brimming with confidence after the team’s 10-1 win over the rival Boston Red Sox.Voit went 4-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs in the big win. The Yankees have now won two in a row against the Sox to guarantee the series win, with the finale of the three-game set coming on Thursday.After the game, Voit said the t...2018
  • • Yankees activate Didi Gregorious
    2018
  • • MLB Suspends Robert Osuna for 75 games
    Major League Baseball might be starting to get firmer with their domestic violence punishments. So while Friday afternoon’s news might not be enough, it’s hopefully a step in the right direction. And it’s hopefully a sign of things to come Per ESPN, MLB is suspending Toronto Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna for 75 games.Osuna was arrested and charged with assaulting a woman back on May 8. Followin...2018
  • • Getting hit by Aroldis Chapman leaves unbelievable mark
    In an early spring training game, Tampa Bay Rays prospect Jake Cronenworth was hit by an Aroldis Chapman fastball. As one would expect, taking a fastball from the hardest thrower in MLB history will naturally leave a mark. How much of a mark?A picture says 1,000 words. Ouch.It actually resembles a crater more than a bruise.We really have to give Cronenworth credit for standing up after that. It wo...2018
  • • Top 10 closers for 2018
    While debates regarding the value of saves – as well as the designation of the role within the bullpen towards securing them – are nothing new, the difference-making impact of having an elite closer is unmistakable. The ability to get the job done and close the door is still highly valued, as well as handsomely rewarded. Over the last two winters, Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, Mark Melancon and ...2018

Aroldis Chapman rumors, scandals

  • • Yankees P Aroldis Chapman autographed an Astros' trash-can sign
    2020
  • • Adam Jones has a laugh over Carlos Correa's tattoo explanation for Jose Altuve
    Carlos Correa has decided to dig his heels in and defend the Houston Astros against some of the criticism they are facing, and former MLB star Adam Jones found one thing Correa said about the scandal particularly entertaining. Jones, who now plays professionally in Japan, admitted in a tweet on Saturday that he has been watching the Astros cheating scandal unfold from a distance, but he couldn’t r...2020
  • • Cody Bellinger not buying Jose Altuve's electronic-buzzer excuse
    2020
  • • Aroldis Chapman has hilarious reaction to Astros’ cheating scandal
    New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman could only watch when Jose Altuve hit the walk-off blast to clinch the ALCS. Chapman is now getting the last laugh with the Houston Astros cheating scandal getting more interesting by the day. Chapman took to Instagram on Friday to share his reaction to the latest drama of the Astros’ scandal. The hilarious response comes a day after Altuve was accused of we...2020
  • • Ken Rosenthal shares thoughts on Jose Altuve interview that fueled buzzer rumors
    2020
  • • Astros star Jose Altuve denies wearing electronic buzzer
    Houston Astros superstar Jose Altuve has denied wearing an electronic buzzer during games, as has been alleged. On Thursday, three days after MLB handed out punishments to the Astros for cheating, accusations flew that some of the Astros’ best players wore electronic buzzers during games to receive stolen signals.  Adding to the speculation were videos where Altuve seemed to be covering up his jer...2020
  • • Jose Altuve interview, jersey cover-up sparks electronic buzzer speculation
    2020
  • • Is Will Harris being overlooked in free agency?
    2019
  • • Report: Orioles face obstacles to trading Manny Machado before MLB trade deadline
    The Baltimore Orioles are confronted with two options concerning Manny Machado: trade him ahead of the July 31 non-waiver MLB trade deadline or risk losing him for nothing once the superstar shortstop hits free agency after the 2018 season. According to recent speculation from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Orioles may find it difficult to achieve the former … at least for the haul the team cra...2018
  • • Roberto Osuna could reportedly face major suspension over assault allegation
    Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna could face a significant suspension amid reports that his alleged assault was of a physical nature.Osuna was arrested and charged with assaulting a woman early in May, and the Blue Jays have had him on administrative leave since then. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, those familiar with the case call it “serious” and of a physical nature, though Osun...2018

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