Mariners get best of Chapman, Cubs

Jul 31, 2016

Mariners get best of Chapman, Cubs

Aroldis Chapman’s famous fastball wasn’t good enough to retire Leonys Martin. Martin hit a go-ahead, two-run double off the Cubs’ new closer in the eighth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over Chicago 4-1 Saturday. “We had the right guy up there. We had the ...

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Jul 26, 2016

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason. So Ricketts and Epstein asked Major League ...

Yankees beat Royals despite Cain's three home runs

May 11, 2016

Yankees beat Royals despite Cain's three home runs

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three home runs, equaling his worst tally in a single game, and gave up six runs over seven innings but did not get a decision as the New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals 10-7 on Tuesday. Cheslor Cuthbert first ...

Yankees lose closer Miller to broken wrist from line drive

Mar 31, 2016

Yankees lose closer Miller to broken wrist from line drive

The Yankees’ heralded bullpen depth could be tested early. Andrew Miller broke his non-pitching wrist when struck on the right arm by a line drive in the seventh inning of New York’s 2-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. The left-hander threw his ...

Yankees closer Chapman banned 30 games under domestic violence policy

Mar 2, 2016

Yankees closer Chapman banned 30 games under domestic violence policy

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman agreed to accept a 30-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a penalty stemming from an incident with his girlfriend last October. Under the discipline announced Tuesday, the four-time All-Star will serve the penalty from the ...

Yankees acquire Chapman from Reds despite legal issues

Dec 29, 2015

Yankees acquire Chapman from Reds despite legal issues

The New York Yankees bolstered an already dominant bullpen Monday, acquiring hard-throwing All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for four minor leaguers. Chapman became available after the Reds’ deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers fell through during baseball’s winter meetings three weeks ...