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 May 13 with inflammation in his rotator cuff. The Yankees had expected him to be out about a month when his DL stint began, so this return would fall in line with the initial timetable. On Friday, Chapman will head to Tampa to pitch in a simulated game. Following that, he will throw a couple innings on a minor-league rehab assignment for Double-A Trenton. “Everything’s good,” Chapman said when asked about how he felt. The Yankees have missed Chapman. Setup man Dellin Betances has been excellent in the closer’s role, but Tyler Clippard and Adam Warren have stumbled a bit in their expanded roles.
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman targets mid-June series vs. A’s for return
New York Daily News | Jun 6