Aroldis Chapman RUMORS & NEWS

  • Aroldis Chapman’s epic showing masks Yankees’ other concern

    New York Post "The music — “2 Dollar Bill,” by 2 Chainz — sounded louder than usual, as did high-energy reliever Tommy Kahnle, while the Yankees dressed and packed their belongings in the snug Rogers Centre visitors’ clubhouse. All wins produce a soundtrack, as per the..." August 12

  • Aroldis Chapman Wants to Stay with NY amid Contract Opt-Out Buzz

    Bleacher Report "Hitting free agency in the offseason wouldn't preclude New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman from returning to the Big Apple. The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal spoke to a source on July 17 who said Chapman will "one million percent" opt out of his five-year, $86 million..." July 26

  • Aroldis Chapman, Yankees can’t run from massive decisions

    New York Post "Aroldis Chapman has a decision to make, and in turn the Yankees may have one as well. Granted, if the All-Star closer opts out of the final two years of his contract at the end of this season, general manager Brian Cashman and Co. would then have a decision to make, too. Do..." July 18

  • Aroldis Chapman Refutes Report That He Expects To Opt Out After Season

    Bleacher Report "Despite seeing Craig Kimbrel struggle to find a long-term deal amid a tepid market, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman is reportedly preparing to opt out of the final two years of his contract. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Chapman is "one million percent"..." July 17

  • Report: Yankees' Aroldis Chapman '1 million percent' opting out of contract

    The Score "It appears this season could be Aroldis Chapman's last with the New York Yankees. The perennial All-Star closer is "1 million percent" going to opt out of his contract at the end of the season, a player who's friendly with Chapman told Ken Rosenthal of..." July 17

  • Aroldis Chapman On Upcoming Opt-Out Decision

    New York Post "As the Yankees explore the trade market for bullpen arms, they should consider not only whether a target can help them for 2019, but also for 2020 and beyond, depending on his contract/service time status. Because the Yankees could lose as many as two significant bullpen pieces this..." July 14

  • What Yankees are saying about Aroldis Chapman’s scary fastball drop-off

    Newark Star-Ledger "It happens to every pitcher. At some point, their fastball starts to slow, it never recovers, and either the pitcher learns a new trick or it’s all over. Is closer Aroldis Chapman at that point? Who knows. But Chapman’s greatly diminished fastball..." April 03

  • Aroldis Chapman alleviated one Yankees concern

    New York Post "There’s no shortage of concerns for the Yankees, with every day seemingly bringing a new injury — or two. But Aroldis Chapman alleviated some worry with an excellent performance to close out Monday’s 3-1 win over Detroit. The closer hasn’t shown..." April 02

  • Aroldis Chapman throwing free and easy is a good sign for Yankees

    New York Daily News "The bullpen looked dominating on paper this winter when GM Brian Cashman put it together. The Yankees brought back Zack Britton, the lefty with the heavy sinker, and Adam Ottavino with the “frisbee” slider to go along with setup man Dellin Betances and closer Aroldis..." March 01

  • Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman says knee issues are in the past

    ESPN "New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman says he has recovered from the left knee tendinitis that bothered him during much of last season. Chapman threw 21 pitches during a four-batter simulated game appearance on Thursday, his 31st birthday. The left-hander struck out three, including..." February 28