Jan 20, 2023
Aroldis Chapman is departing the Bronx for the Midwest. The left-handed relief pitcher agreed to the terms of a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Kansas City Royals, a move MLB.com first reported.
Chapman joined the Yankees in 2016 after he signed a five-year, $86 million contract. The deal represented the highest-ever contract for a relief pitcher.
After Chapman's performance in 2019, the team extended the pitcher for another year, resulting in another $18 million.
Chapman has been named an MLB All-Star seven times throughout his career, but he largely struggled last season. He posted a 4-4 record with nine saves, a 4.46 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP in 43 relief appearances.
The 34-year-old missed a mandatory team workout before the Yankees began the American League Division Series and as a result was left off the team's roster.
Source: Fox News