Chapman earned his first hold of the season, issuing one walk while striking out two in a scoreless seventh inning Monday against the Rays. Chapman was rocked for three runs in his return from the disabled list Sept. 22 but has since settled in with a pair of scoreless appearances, both coming in the seventh inning. After his frame Monday, Dellin Betances pitched the eighth before Zach Britton closed it out for his seventh save. Manager Aaron Boone may be inclined to keep Chapman in the middle innings this week as he tries to get Chapman back up to speed after a month-long absence due to a knee injury. It seems likely that Chapman will be back in the closer role come the postseason.
Chapman (knee) was activated from the 10-day DL prior to Wednesday's game against Boston. Chapman will return to the fold after being placed on the disabled list Aug. 22 due to left knee tendinitis. He was able to ramp up activity over the past week, progressing from a side session to a bullpen and finally completing a simulated game Monday. Though he's expected to return to his duties as New York's ninth-inning man, manager Aaron Boone may choose to deploy him in a couple low-leverage spots before thrusting him back into the closing role. Across 50 appearances this year, he's posted a 2.11 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 16.1 K/9.
Chapman (knee) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday or Thursday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Chapman felt good after Monday's simulated game and will return after nearly a month-long absence. He should quickly resume his role as the Yankees' closer, though it wouldn't be surprising to see him receive at least one low-leverage inning since he didn't get to make a rehab appearance.
Chapman (knee) threw a 22-pitch simulated game Monday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Everything went off without a hitch as Chapman faced Tyler Wade and Kyle Higashioka. The Yankees will likely wait and see how the closer feels Tuesday, but if everything checks out OK there's a chance he could be cleared to rejoin the bullpen ahead of Tuesday's series opener against the Red Sox.
Chapman (knee) tossed a 26-pitch bullpen session Saturday and will advance to a simulated game Monday, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports. The upcoming simulated game could be Chapman's final hurdle before rejoining the Yankees after manager Aaron Boone indicated Tuesday that the closer might return at some point next week. Following Saturday's session, Chapman said his knee "felt fine," which echoes his sentiments following Wednesday's side session. If all goes according to plan Monday, there's a chance Chapman will be available for the club's three-game set against Boston beginning Tuesday.