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Yankees And Chapman Agree On Return To Bronx

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It’s being reported that the New York Yankees and World Champion and free agent Aroldis Chapman have agreed to reunite, as the left-handed closer will accept a 5-year/$86 million contract.

Details of the contracted were reported by MLB.com, and stat that Chapman will have an opt-out after the 2019 season, a full no-trade for the first three years and a limited no-trade for the final two seasons and can not be traded to a California team.

The announcement of the deal is still pending a physical by Chapman, but when completed he will be taking his flame throwing fastball back to New York, where he started the season in 2016.

In his time with the Yankees, he saved 20 games while posting a 2.01 ERA, striking out 44 batters in 31.1 innings.

Chapman was one of the major reasons for the Chicago Cubs ending their 108-year drought and winning the World Series.

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