Yankees, Chapman Reach Contract Agreement

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The New York Yankees and closer Aroldis Chapman have agreed to a 5-year, $86 million contract.

This past season, Chapman, 28, had a 4-1 record with 36 saves in 39 save opportunities with the Yankees and the Chicago Cubs. He had a 1.55 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP with 90 strikeouts.

Over his entire 7-year MLB career, which he has spent with the Cincinnati Reds, the Yankees, and the Cubs, Chapman has a 23-21 record with 182 saves in 203 save opportunities. He has a 2.08 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP with 636 strikeouts.

Chapman’s career bests over his 7-year MLB career are 5 wins (2012 with the Reds), 38 saves (2012 and 2013 with the Reds), a 1.51 ERA (2012 with the Reds), a 0.81 WHIP (2012 with the Reds), and 122 strikeouts (2012 with the Reds).


-Asher Fair