NEW YORK — The ankle injury that forced Gleyber Torres out of Sunday night’s win over the Astros turned out to be OK. But Yankees manager Aaron Boone revealed a different injury that forced Torres to need medical attention. Torres received a cortisone shot to treat inflammation in...
Yankees brass were surely mostly keeping an eye on the happenings at Double-A Somerset on Sunday to see how Aroldis Chapman looked. They probably didn’t mind what top shortstop prospect Anthony Volpe gave them, too. Chapman threw a perfect seventh inning and Volpe hit a walk-off, two-run homer in...
Chapman will pitch in Triple-A on Tuesday before making his return to New York's bullpen on Wednesday
New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman appears to be nearing a return to action. Manager Aaron Boone confirmed that Chapman would make one more appearance with the team’s Double-A affiliate, the Somerset Patriots before he could be activated. That puts him on track to be available for Wednesday’s series finale against the Oakland Athletics.
It feels felt Aroldis Chapman had barely contributed for the Yankees this year before going down with an Achilles injury on May 24th. Even when he has played in 202, it has been with the type of mediocre verve that fits a middle reliever. To wit, he has a perfectly fine basic stat line of 6 runs allowed in 14 innings pitched with a 3.86 ERA. Those numbers are not terrible, but they certainly could be a whole lot better.
Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman’s first minor-league rehab outing since his left Achilles became an issue more than a month ago was a big success. Besides the lefty pitching well for the Double-A Somerset Patriots on Friday night, his velo was 96-99 mph and his pickoff move was impressive. Facing...
Aroldis Chapman pitched one scoreless inning in relief Friday night on a rehab assignment at Double-A Somerset as he makes his way back to the Yankees from Achilles tendinitis, giving up a hit and striking out one batter. Chapman hit 99 on the radar gun, according to a MyCentralJersey.com report. Chapman reportedly didn’t speak to media after the game, but Somerset manager Dan Fiorito was encouraged by the outing. “He looked great, [said he] felt great, it was just awesome to see him healthy again and competing again,” Fiorito told the website. “He did a great job, you could just see the...
Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman rehabs, Anthony Volpe homers as Somerset clinches Eastern League playoffs spot
BRIDGEWATER — A seven-time MLB All-Star on the mound. A division title courtesy of late heroics. And of course, the orange Zorros de Somerset uniforms as a way to honor Latin culture. It was simply one of the most uniquely special days in Somerset Patriots history. With a spot...
Chapman (Achilles) struck out one over a perfect inning Sunday for Double-A Somerset in his second minor-league rehab appearance. Chapman needed only 11 pitches to retire the side, with his fastball hovering in the 93-to-94 mile-per-hour range and topping out at 98, according to Greg Johnson of The Trentonian. After a pair of clean innings at Somerset over the weekend, Chapman looks like he'll be ready to rejoin the Yankees for their three-game home series with the Athletics that begins Monday. Since Chapman pitched Sunday and the Yankees may not want to make him available on back-to-back days just yet, the club could wait until Tuesday to activate him from the 15-day injured list. Manager Aaron Boone's previous comments have suggested that Chapman will recapture primary closing duties for the Yankees once reinstated, though Clay Holmes could also receive more usage in higher-leverage situations than he had prior to Chapman landing on the shelf.