Aroldis Chapman was a key player in the New York Yankees’ bullpen for years, but things have changed and he is currently not as decisive. The Cuban was not part of Aaron Boone’s roster for the 2022 MLB Postseason after missing an important practice.
The Cuban has had ups and downs in his performance in the Major Leagues for several years and this 2022 has left something to be desired, so much so that he will not see action in the “Promised Land”, something that was not expected seasons ago.
As reported by Bob Nightengale, Chapman said he would attend a mandatory practice if he was definitely going to make the playoff roster, and because the Yankees didn’t report that for sure, he decided to stay home in Miami.
Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman said he would attend their mandatory workout if he definitely was going to be on their postseason roster.
The Yankees could not give him that assurance.
Chapman stayed home in Miami.
The Yankees told him to stay there.
His Yankee career is over.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 10, 2022
After not saying he was present in the Big Apple for said training on Friday, the Bronx organization informed him not to travel, that he would not be on the roster.
Without a doubt, this news gave much to talk about in the world of baseball and for many, it seems that this marks the end of the Cuban closer with the “Mulos del Bronx”, after several years in the best baseball in the world.
Even before the end of the regular round, it was speculated that the Yankees could designate the Cuban for assignment, which for now has not happened.
During this 2022 season, “El Misíl” has played 43 games, leaving a 4-4 record in wins and losses, nine saves, 28 walks, 43 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.43.