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  • Aroldis Chapman Reinstated From Injured List

    The New York Yankees reinstated relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the 15-day injured list on Friday and placed right-hander Miguel Castro on the paternity list in a corresponding move. Chapman was expected to come off the injured list on Friday for the start of this weekend's series against the Cleveland Guardians after making his final minor league rehab outing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre earlier this week. The Yankees will probably ease the hard-throwing left-hander back into high-leverage situations, especially with how well Clay Holmes has performed in a closing role this year. Holmes has earned at least a partial role as the Yankees closer, but New York wants to give Chapman his chances as well.

    Jul 1 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aroldis Chapman Strikes Out Two In Tuesday's Rehab Outing

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) struck out two, walked none and gave up no hits in a scoreless inning of work in his minor league rehab outing on Tuesday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Chapman threw seven of his 13 pitches for strikes, and he's expected to be activated from the injured list now, most likely before Wednesday's game. There's a good chance the southpaw reliever won't pitch on Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics, but he should be ready to go again for Thursday's makeup game against the Houston Astros. The 34-year-old might not see all of the Yankees' save chances when he returns because of Clay Holmes' dominance in the role this year, but manager Aaron Boone wants to at least give Chapman a share of the duties.

    Jun 28 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aroldis Chapman To Make Another Rehab Appearance

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) will make another rehab appearance for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday before he's activated from the injured list. Chapman has two strikeouts in two scoreless innings in his two rehab outings for Double-A Somerset so far, and his return is right around the corner. Even though Clay Holmes has been much better in a closing role for the Yanks in the ninth inning, Chapman is expected to return as the team's primary closer once he comes off the injured list. Still, Holmes will pitch in high-leverage situations and should remain rostered in fantasy leagues. The 34-year-old Chapman obviously will be a must-start as the closer for the best team in baseball.

    Jun 27 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aroldis Chapman Expected Back This Week

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) threw a hitless inning with one strikeout in his second minor league rehab appearance for Double-A Somerset on Sunday, and the Yankees expect to activate Chapman from the injured list this week. The hard-throwing left-hander last pitched in the majors on May 22, but skipper Aaron Boone said over the weekend that Chapman will return to ninth-inning duties. The 34-year-old will likely rejoin the team on Monday against the Oakland Athletics, and fantasy managers will need to get him back into their lineups immediately. Clay Holmes has been much better as the Yankees closer this year, but Chapman will still have plenty of value if he's closing games for the best team in baseball. Chapman's return is bad news for Holmes, but he needs to remain rostered in all leagues.

    Jun 27 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aroldis Chapman Set For Another Rehab Outing Sunday

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) will make another minor league rehab appearance with Double-A Somerset on Sunday, and then he could be activated from the injured list, according to skipper Aaron Boone. When Chapman is activated, he will return to the ninth inning, which is bad news for those that have Clay Holmes, who has been lights-out as the Yankees closer this year. Still, we'd be surprised if Holmes is completely out of the picture for saves in the Bronx given how well he's pitched so far in 2022. Chapman gave up a hit and struck out one for Somerset in his first rehab outing on Friday, and he's closed out nine games for the Yanks this year while sporting a 3.86 ERA and 1.64 WHIP with 15 K's in 14 innings of work.

    Jun 25 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aroldis Chapman Throws A Scoreless Inning In Rehab Outing

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) made his first rehab appearance at Double-A Somerset on Friday. He pitched a scoreless seventh inning in the outing, allowing one hit and no walks while striking out one. He topped out at 99 mph on the radar gun in the game. Chapman, who has been out since late May with an Achilles injury, is expected to spend at least a few more days on his rehab assignment. The hope is that he will be back with the Yankees by the end of the month. Prior to the injury, he had gone 9-for-9 in save opportunities while pitching to a 3.86 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP. Yankees manager Aaron Boone recently stated that he expects Chapman to return to closing duties upon his activation, despite how effective Clay Holmes has been in the ninth inning with Chapman out.

    Jun 25 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aroldis Chapman Starts Rehab Assignment Friday

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) is beginning his minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on Friday. Chapman has been on the injured list for a month, but he should only require a short rehab assignment and could be activated to rejoin New York's bullpen at some point early next week. With how well Clay Holmes has done in the ninth inning for the Bombers this year, it's entirely plausible that the 34-year-old left-hander will share closing duties with Holmes once he returns to the Bronx. Holmes has been lights-out this year, while Chapman is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, nine saves, 15 strikeouts and 10 walks in 14 innings pitched. He'll obviously lose a lot of fantasy appeal if he's not saving games regularly.

    Jun 24 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aroldis Chapman Set For Rehab Assignment

    New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on either Saturday or Sunday. The 34-year-old has been sidelined since May 22. He has been throwing bullpen sessions and reportedly looked healthy. Before landing on the injured list, the southpaw posted a 3.86 ERA, 1.64 WHIP with nine saves, and a 15:10 K: BB across 14 innings. Barring any setbacks, Chapman should return to action soon but will share ninth-inning duties with Clay Holmes, who has been electric this season. Holmes is a 4-0 with 11 saves while posting a 0.55 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and a 34:4 K: BB over 31 games in 2022.

    Jun 21 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
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