AP source: Chapman, Yankees reach deal for $86M, 5 years

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 08, 2016 01:44 PM
AP source: Chapman, Yankees reach deal for $86M, 5 years
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman throws during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians, in Chicago. Like the Royals on the way to the World Series in 2015, the Cleveland Indians mixed and matched relievers, leaning on Andrew Miller for multiple innings at a time and turning to Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw in big spots. And while the Chicago Cubs even kept closer Aroldis Chapman in longer than usual on the way to the title, managers donā€™t expect the 2016 postseason to change the way bullpens are managed.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer


OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent closer Aroldis Chapman and the New York Yankees have reached agreement on an $86 million, five-year deal.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the contract was still pending a physical.

Chapman was acquired by New York from the Cincinnati Reds last offseason, then was traded to the Chicago Cubs in late July. The hard-throwing lefty helped the Cubs win the World Series and became a free agent when it was over.

Fox Sports first reported the agreement.

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