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 implosion Friday night as the Yankees suffered a 9-6 defeat to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Girardi said he would sleep on the decision about whether Chapman would still be the closer. The 29-year-old flamethrower now owns a 9.95 ERA against the Red Sox this season in seven appearances (6.1 IP, 7 ER, 10 BB, 7 K).
Aroldis Chapman yanked from closer gig
New York Daily News | Aug 19