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Aroldis Chapman agrees to one-year, $3.75M deal with Royals after disappointing end to Yankees tenure: report

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 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

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