MLB Suspends Aroldis Chapman 30 Games; Yankees Pitcher Won’t Appeal Ban

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Aroldis Chapman will have to wait to debut for the New York Yankees.

Major League Baseball suspended the hard-throwing left-handed pitcher for 30 games Tuesday as punishment for stemming from domestic abuse allegations. In a reported October dispute with his girlfriend, Chapman allegedly pushed and choked her. Police didn’t charge Chapman.

The New York Post’s Joel Sherman reported Tuesday that Chapman cooperated with the MLB investigation, adding his forthrightness likely knocked 10 to 15 games off the ban.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred issued this statement, per FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

The Yankees added to an already stacked bullpen on Dec. 28 when they acquired Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for four minor leaguers. The Los Angeles Dodgers looked close to acquiring Chapman during the winter meetings, but that deal fell through after the domestic violence allegations surfaced.

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