dglobalnews.com Aroldis Champman placed on 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation
Published: Mon, May 15, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

Aroldis Champman placed on 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation

Aroldis Champman placed on 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation

Chapman surrendered three hits and a run in two-thirds of an inning in a 5-1 home loss to Houston on Friday.

It appears the Yankees now have an answer as to what may have been causing Chapman's recent struggles. Dellin Betances will step in as closer, and though he faltered in that role at times a year ago after the Yanks traded Chapman and Andrew Miller, he owns a stellar 0.77 ERA and 17.0 K/9 rate on the young season.

"I'm not anxious about it", Chapman said.

Brian Cashman said that the plan is to have Aroldis Chapman rest for a minimum of two weeks.

Chapman's average fastball velocity has dropped from a major league-high 100.9 miles per hour previous year to 98.2 miles per hour this season, according to MLB's Statcast.

The Yankees recalled pitcher Chad Green from Triple-A to bolster their bullpen in Chapman's absence. The game somewhat surprisingly lasted another nine frames, with the Bombers winning an 18-inning game that the author of this article watched in its entirety in an effort to procrastinate studying for final exams.

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Chapman is now 0-1 with seven saves and a 3.55 ERA in 14 games.

Chapman was on the DL with left shoulder inflammation from May 16-June 23, 2011, while with Cincinnati, and he said this issue felt similar. He initially remained in the game, then was removed after allowing another single.

Chapman was asked whether his shoulder injury stems from how Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon used him in the World Series.

Chapman was called upon in the ninth inning of Friday night's contest against the Astros, not for a save situation but to get some work.

The Yankees will be regretting spending $86 million on a closer that they're stuck with for four more years that isn't performing up to his intended expectations.

"I think Dellin is probably welcoming the challenge", Girardi said Sunday.

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