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Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman had his suspension reduced from three games to two.
Chapman will miss the first two games of the 2021 season after throwing at Mike Brosseau of the Rays earlier this year. He'll remain a high-end fantasy closer come draft day.
Aroldis Chapman allowed one run on one hit and no walks while striking out two over one 1/3 innings during Friday's 2-1 loss in Game 5 of the ALDS. He picked up the loss. The Yankees lost the series to the Rays 3-2.
Mike Brosseau hit the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning off Chapman to give the Rays a 2-1 lead. The Yankees closer was saddled with the loss. Chapman finished the 2020 postseason with a (0-1) record, 1.93 ERA, 0.64 WHIP and eight strikeouts over four 1/3 innings. Despite playoff loss, the 32-year-old figures to be one of the top relievers off the draft board in 2021.
Aroldis Chapman allowed one walk while striking out two over one 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the save in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Chapman entered the game in bottom of the eighth and struck out Randy Arozarena to end the inning. He recorded the final three outs in the ninth to earn the save. Chapman has dominated this postseason, owning a (1-0) record along with a 0.60 WHIP and six strikeouts over three 1/3 scoreless innings.
Aroldis Chapman struck out four over two scoreless innings to earn the win against the Indians in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round.
Chapman allowed an inherited run to score when he first entered the game in the eighth inning, but he was dominant from that point on. He needed 24 pitches to get his six outs, which is good. The Yankees certainly don't want to overuse their best reliever just two games into a possibly deep playoff run. New York will now square off with their division rival Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS.
Aroldis Chapman's hearing regarding his appeal of a three-game suspension will not take place until next season, per Jon Heyman of the MLB Network.
Chapman was originally suspended for throwing near Mike Brosseau's head back on September 1st. His appeal of the three-game ban will take place next season. Chapman is expected to be available for the Yankees and fantasy owners for the rest of the 2020 season.