Yankees lose Aroldis Chapman to elbow injury at worst time
Draymond Green deserves a lot more credit for bringing gold to Tokyo
The New York Yankees lose their closest All-Star Aroldis Chapman to the 10-day IL.
The closest New York Yankees All-Star, Aroldis Chapman, was placed on the 10-day IL due to elbow inflammation.
Chapman’s last outing for the Yankees came Thursday night against AL rival East Baltimore Orioles. While he recorded his 23rd stoppage of the season in a single round of work, it may be some time before he registers his career number 300. We don’t know how long Chapman has been dealing with this elbow problem. Chad Green should serve as a closer in his absence.
It couldn’t come at a worse time for the Yankees, but they’ll have to adjust accordingly.
New York Yankees lose closest All-Star Aroldis Chapman to 10-day IL
While the Yankees have been playing a great ball lately, winning eight of their last 10 games, they are still 5.5 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East standings. While New York has a good chance of catching big rival Boston Red Sox, who are recently in full back-spin, they are also being pushed by the Toronto Blue Jays, who are just one game away from them. now.
With only three playoff spots up for grabs, the Yankees must be wondering what will happen to them if their reliever box is no longer a force. Chapman has had some ups and downs this year, but the team is better with him on the roster. If that elbow injury is worse than just arm fatigue, the Yankees could be in a world of trouble as we enter the home stretch of the MLB season.
If Chapman misses a lot of time the rest of the way, it hurts the Yankees’ chances in the playoffs.