The saga of New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has gotten more and more complicated since his arrest in October of last year. He was suspected of beating and choking his ex girlfriend and was arrested for the incident.
The incident led to the Los Angeles Dodgers cutting contract talks with him as he had already agreed to a deal with the team. That led to him signing with the Yankees in late December.
The MLB has now handed down a suspension for the incident. He has been given a 30-game suspension under the league’s domestic violence policy and Joel Sherman of MLB Network and the New York Post reported that he will not appeal the suspension.
Chapman was suspended 30 games and told MLB he will not be appealing #Yankees
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) March 1, 2016
Chapman, who just recently turned 28, has pitched a 2.17 ERA with 146 saves across parts of a six-year career in the MLB. He has also struck out 546 batters in that stretch.
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