Aroldis Chapman RUMORS & NEWS

  • Finally over heavy Cubs workload, Aroldis Chapman is back to himself for Yankees

    CBS Sports "Roughly 10 months ago, Yankees turned Cubs turned Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman let us all know he wasn't too thrilled with the way Joe Maddon used him in the 2016 postseason. Chapman threw a lot of intense innings for the Cubs, including 5 1/3 innings and 97 total pitches in Games 5-7 of the..." October 09

  • Aroldis Chapman Reportedly Apologizes for Liking Instagram Comment Calling Joe Girardi an 'Imbecile'

    Newsday "Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman went into Joe Girardi’s office at Yankee Stadium on Saturday and apologized for “liking” an Instagram post that called for the manager to be fired and also called him “a complete imbecile,” a team official told Newsday. According to the official, Chapman was..." October 08

  • Chapman likes Instagram comment about Yankees not renewing Girardi’s contract

    New York Daily News "If Yankee fans think Joe Girardi’s tenure as manager should be coming to an end, it seems Aroldis Chapman might ‘like’ that idea. The Bombers closer liked a comment on his Instagram page early Saturday morning insinuating that Girardi shouldn’t return as skipper in 2018. “Let’s hope Joe’s..." October 07

  • ‘He’s back’: Aroldis Chapman could regain closer role

    New York Post "Less than three weeks from being removed from the closer’s role, Aroldis Chapman may soon find himself back in the ninth inning. Chapman had a second straight good outing Tuesday, but his effort was wasted when Dellin Betances gave up a game-winning, two-run homer to Manny Machado in the bottom..." September 06

  • Aroldis Chapman still not sure why he is struggling

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman hasn’t really gotten the chance to pitch his way back into the closer’s role since losing it, and he’s still struggling to figure out what happened in the first place. Chapman admitted Friday that he is still not sure why he has struggled so much lately to the point of the team..." August 26

  • Aroldis Chapman yanked from closer gig

    New York Daily News "Aroldis Chapman is no longer the Yankees closer, with Joe Girardi going with match-ups for the time being. Chapman could eventually return to the role, Girardi said Saturday. He's in the first year of a five-year, $86 million deal. Chapman gave up two more runs as part of a larger bullpen..." August 19

  • Joe Girardi declines to commit to Aroldis Chapman as Yankee closer

    Larry Brown Sports "Struggling New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman did not get much of a vote of confidence after another horrendous outing Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. Chapman was asked to pitch the eighth inning Friday with the Yankees down a run to the Red Sox, but the flamethrowing closer once..." August 19

  • Joe Girardi hopes to have Aroldis Chapman back on Friday

    Yardbarker "The hamstring injury that New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman sustained on Tuesday night does not appear to be serious. Chapman was seen wincing in pain after getting the final out in Tuesday’s win over the Mets. He had tweaked his hamstring, which caused him to miss Wednesday’s game, but..." August 18

  • Aroldis Chapman to undergo testing on hamstring

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman will undergo testing after experiencing a hamstring issue on Tuesday night. Chapman struggled for the third consecutive outing, though he managed to get the save in the New York Yankees’ 5-4 win over the Mets. Chapman hurt himself after getting a groundout to end the..." August 16

  • Girardi sticking with Chapman despite recent struggles

    New York Daily News "Something hasn’t been quite right with Aroldis Chapman all season, and now it’s official: the Yankees have a closer-crisis on their hands. They were fortunate to survive a wild, messy outing on Friday night, thanks in part some dumb baserunning by the Red Sox, but on Sunday night Chapman cost..." August 14

  • Girardi: Chapman's World Series use may be affecting him this year

    Newark Star-Ledger "Maybe the Cubs' use of Aroldis Chapman in the World Series last year is, in fact, what's causing trouble for him now, manager Joe Girardi said. "That's sometimes the cost of going a long way and deep into the playoffs, the extra wear and tear," Girardi said Saturday afternoon. "Sometimes it..." July 15

  • Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman doesn't know why he's struggling to miss bats

    CBS Sports "Friday night, the Yankees opened the second half of their season the same way the first half ended: with the bullpen blowing a lead. This time it was closer Aroldis Chapman, who failed to retire any of the five batters he faced and issued a walk-off walk to Andrew Benintendi (BOS 5, NYY 4). To..." July 15

  • Aroldis Chapman expects to rejoin Yankees next weekend

    New York Daily News "Just after 3 p.m. Friday at the Stadium, Aroldis Chapman threw in the outfield in a gray t-shirt and blue shorts. After 20 minutes, the Yankees closer walked into the home dugout and through the tunnel back to the clubhouse. There, he packed his duffle bag for what will be the final steps before..." June 10

  • Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman targets mid-June series vs. A’s for return

    New York Daily News "The Yankees may get their closer back on the West Coast. Aroldis Chapman said Tuesday through his translator that he could possibly return once the team travels from Anaheim to Oakland to begin a four-game series with the A’s on June 15. Chapman has been on the disabled list retroactive to..." June 06

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