Aroldis Chapman off the Yankees ALDS roster after blowing off workout. The Yankees’ veteran left-handed reliever was supposed to throw live batting practice on Friday in the Bronx but missed it with “not an acceptable excuse,” manager Aaron Boone said Sunday.
GM Brian Cashman said he fined Chapman, who posted a 4.46 ERA during the regular season and was no guarantee to make the playoff roster even if he showed up to Friday’s workout. “There’s some questions about whether he’s been all in or not for a little while,” Cashman said.
Chapman is currently in Miami after the Yankees asked him to stay away from the team for now.
“I just felt like him not being here was not OK,” Boone said. “I think he questioned whether he was going to be on the roster or not. But he needed to be here.”
Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman hands the ball to manager Aaron Boone during the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox on Sept. 22, 2022. Photo courtsey of AP/Frank Franklin II