After serving suspension, Chapman ready to close for Yankees

May 9, 2016 2:12 AM by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees are all set to activate Aroldis Chapman and make him their new closer.

Chapman will be eligible to pitch Monday night at home against Kansas City after serving a 29-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.

The left-hander agreed to a 30-game penalty in March. The Yankees had one game postponed because of bad weather, and the agreement said Chapman would be credited for any rainouts.

The Yankees got Chapman in an offseason trade with Cincinnati, and he pitched for New York in spring training.

The four-time All-Star throws a fastball that regularly exceeds 100 mph. Chapman will immediately move into the ninth-inning role for an imposing relief corps that already features Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller.

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