- Aroldis Chapman could have an expiration date in the Yankees after they reported that he could be sent for assignment as he does not have space in the team’s closer position or in the bullpen
Hispanic reliever Aroldis Chapman seems to have his days numbered in the New York Yankees after, according to close reports, the Manhattan currency is studying assigning the pitcher for the Major League playoffs.
With the postseason classification assured, the Yankees are moving their pieces and one of those sacrificed would be Chapman himself, who this season lost his position as the team’s closer, which was taken by Clay Holmes.
Now, according to information from journalist Joel Sherman of The New York Post, within the Yankees they are studying not having the Cuban anymore and sending him to assignment.
If the move materializes, the Yankees could put Chapman on waivers so that another division can take him, send him to the minor leagues, or they could release him.
Another aspect to take into account is that the right-hander is in the last year of his contract with the Bronx in 2022, so due to his poor performance, the Yankees would seek to accelerate his departure as soon as possible.
In addition, unofficial sources have commented that Chapman would have problems with the pitching staff of the Mulos and with manager Aaron Boone himself, in part thanks to being sent to the disabled list after a tattoo became infected, in a key part of the season where the Yankees were fighting for first place in the American League East Division.
Chapman’s lousy numbers this season would be the key to why the right-hander wouldn’t even be considered for the Yankees’ bullpen; In total, he has made 39 appearances with just nine saves and a high ERA of 4.36.
If it materializes, it would be the second weight transaction that the Yankees would make in the last hours after this Saturday they put the Dominican Miguel Andújar in assignment and he was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates this Sunday.