Aroldis Chapman can be carrying a brand new uniform in 2023. The 34-year-old flamethrower reportedly agreed to a one-year, $3.8 million contract with the Kansas City Royals with efficiency incentives and pending a bodily.
The southpaw’s Yankee tenure got here to an unsightly conclusion after he missed necessary exercises previous to the postseason and was left off of the roster.
“It was surprising at first [that he skipped the workout], a little shocking, but after the shock wore off, when you add everything up, it’s not surprising,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman mentioned on the time. “There’s some questions about whether he’s been in all-in or not for a little while. He’s maintained verbally that he’s in, but at times, actions don’t match those words.”
The reliever had a rocky season throughout together with his efficiency on the mound. Chapman posted a career-high 4.46 ERA in 43 appearances final season surrendering the nearer function to Clay Holmes for almost all of the yr — thanks partially to Chapman lacking a portion of final season on account of an contaminated tattoo.
The seven-time All-Star was efficient for almost all of his time with the Bombers. The Cuban native recorded a 2.94 ERA with 153 saves and 453 strikeouts over seven seasons with the Yankees.
His postseason expertise with the Yankees was extra of a curler coaster journey. While Chapman owns an impressive profession 2.42 ERA within the postseason, among the worst moments in latest Yankee playoff historical past occurred whereas he was on the mound.
Most notably, Jose Altuve’s walk-off homer in Game 6 of the 2019 ALCS was stuffed with controversy from the Astros dishonest scandal to the nearer showing to snort whereas Altuve was rounding the bases. In the 2020 postseason, Chapman surrendered a go-ahead late-inning homer to Mike Brosseau which in the end led the Rays into the ALCS and finally the World Series the place they misplaced to the Dodgers.
The Bombers acquired Chapman in a take care of the Cincinnati Reds previous to the beginning of the 2016 season after allegations of home violence and served a 30-game suspension to begin his time within the Bronx. The Yanks then traded their nearer — who was in his contract season — to the Cubs in trade for Gleyber Torres on the 2016 commerce deadline. Chapman was an enormous contributor to ending the 108-year World Series drought for the Cubs.
The Yanks signed the southpaw to a five-year, $86 million contract after the 2016 season which was the biggest contract handed out to a aid pitcher on the time. GM Brian Cashman and the Bombers tacked on one other yr to the deal at $18 million after 2019.