Aroldis Chapman reportedly is heading back to New York.
The flame-throwing closer agreed to a five-year, $86 million contract with the New York Yankees on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the deal and contract terms. Chapman also will have a no-trade clause for three years, according to ESPN’s Marly Rivera, and can’t be dealt to a team in California.
Chapman began the 2016 season with the Yankees after the Cincinnati Reds traded him to New York in December 2015. He logged 31 appearances and 20 saves with the Yankees after serving a 30-game suspension for domestic violence. He was dealt to the Chicago Cubs before the non-waiver trade deadline and finished the regular season with 36 saves and a 1.55 ERA.
Chapman’s reported deal comes days after Mark Melancon signed with the San Francisco Giants. Kenley Jansen still is on the market for teams looking for a closer.
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