Yankees put Chapman on DL with rotator cuff inflammation

Beth Cruz
May 15, 2017

Sunday morning, the Yankees placed Chapman on the 10-day disabled list due to a left shoulder injury.

The Yankees recalled pitcher Chad Green from Triple-A to bolster their bullpen in Chapman's absence.

Chapman had a MRI on Saturday, a day after getting just two outs and giving up a run in the ninth inning of a 5-1 loss to Houston.

In his last outing on Friday, Chapman lacked command and had to be checked out by trainer Steve Donohue after he shook his arm during an at-bat against Houston's Jose Altuve.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Sunday that he expects Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) to be sidelined for about a month.

NY said in a statement that Chapman has rotator cuff inflammation in his left shoulder.


In his previous outing, the lefty surrendered three runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Cubs, blowing his first save opportunity of the season.

Chapman holds a 3.55 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 36.8 percent strikeout rate, and 10.5 percent walk rate through 12 2/3 innings pitched in 2017. During that loss, he was seen shaking his arm and the team decided to make the move, which is retroactive to May 13.

But when it came time to find a long-term home in free agency, Chapman waltzed right back to the Bronx Bombers on a record-setting five-year deal worth $86 million.

Betances had 12 saves previous year and was awarded the Yankees' $3 million offer in salary arbitration rather than his $5 million request.

The Yankees plan to go with Dellin Betances as the team's closer while Chapman is out.

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