Yankees place Aroldis Chapman on DL with rotator cuff inflammation

Today the Yankees will play two, retire No. 2, and make two call ups from Scranton. However, the last part was kind of last minute, and because they’ll be without their closer for quite sometime.

The New York Yankees announced they have placed closer Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation. The move is retroactive to Saturday, May 13th.

In his last few outings, Chapman would periodically grab at his arm, but when asked, he would say there was nothing to worry about.

As it turns out, it was more serious than the Yankees anticipated.

Because of the injury, the Yankees were allowed to recall Chad Green from Triple-A prior to the first game of the doubleheader. The Yankees also announced they were going to call up Rob Refsnyder before the second game of the doubleheader.

With the absence of Chapman, it appears Dellin Betances will close, Tyler Clippard will pitch the eighth, and Adam Warren will pitch the seventh.

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8 Responses to Yankees place Aroldis Chapman on DL with rotator cuff inflammation

  1. I can't help but think back to April 26 when he was clearly hurt. He denied it and the Yankees took him at his word that he was healthy. Now $85 million is on the line — will he need shoulder surgery or not? It just worries me because he pitched for two and a half weeks while there was something obviously wrong.

  2. buckeye balls says:

    oh boy-not good-maybe he'll be ok and stronger down the stretch with the rest-next man up

  3. Dan M says:

    This certainly is some unsettling news but just gonna have to watch the situation unfold. Andrew Marchand is reporting that Chapman had an MRI and besides the inflammation their was no structural damage which is good news. Hopefully couple weeks without throwing inflammation will settle and Chapman will be back to normal. Shoulder injuries for pitchers are especially tricky though, in comparison to elbow injuries they are much more difficult to treat. We have seen in recent years that's theirs all most a certainty with teams treating pitchers with elbow injuries. That same certainty doesn't exit with shoulder injuries.

  4. Jerry says:

    The fact that he was still throwing 💯 miles an hour is encouraging. Only time will tell, but it makes sense to me that rest will help. Throwing that hard and something that is not natural has to put a lot of stress on the arm. He's such a freak, I think he'll be okay.

  5. Jerry says:

    Yankees are sucking up the joint tonight. Tanaka has had one good start this year. Jeter day not finishing on a high note. But with the Yankees you never know. Tanaka is supposed to be the given, but boy has he been bad.

  6. Jack says:

    Yanks starting pitching is terrible. It appears the offense will have to score a minimum of 6 to 7 runs a game to at least have a chance of winning. With Baltimore playing good baseball and the Red Sox having a very good team , the Yanks will need a miracle to make the playoffs . Sale which the Yanks didn't try to sign will make a huge difference for Boston

  7. buckeye balls says:

    next 20 games will be telling. No days off, curious to see if they add a 6th starter. KC Oakland and 3 divisional opponents (except Boston.) 11-9 would make us 33-22-I would take that especially if the wins skew toward Baltimore and Toronto

  8. ERIC PELLIS says:

    They should have Tanaka under an MRI tube right now! There is no way he is healthy, and if he is then they are in big trouble. Why does everyone over react to a bad week. This season is about building for the future and any sustained winning would be a bonus. Pitching has always been the foundation for winning and as we speake they rank 23rd in piching. Enough said!

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