Aroldis Chapman is known as one of the best closers in the MLB. The flamethrower for the Bronx Bombers throws fastballs in the upwards range of 100 to even 106 mph and has proven to be a lethal threat to lineups across the league.
This season, however, Chapman has run into some problems with his bionic arm. As of Sunday, the New York Yankees announced that he is now placed on the 10-day disabled list due to rotator cuff inflammation in his shoulder.
Last year, Chapman was the premiere closer for the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. While they did not have a very deep bullpen, they had Chapman who got the job done pretty much any time his name was called.
This year, his team is off to one of the best starts in the MLB. The Yankees are currently tied for first place in the AL East with a 21-12 record and are having a much better season than many expected. Their young talent combined with a resurgence of energy for New York baseball has led them to having one of the best record in the league.
The loss of Chapman will definitely hurt them, but it is nothing they won’t be able to be overcome. After all, Chapman is only out for 10 days and should return following this period.