Yankees place Aroldis Chapman on DL and recall Chad Green

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PATRICK GORSKI/ICON SPORTSWIRE

The New York Yankees have placed left-handed relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation and have recalled right-handed pitcher Chad Green, according to the Yankees’ PR Department.

In addition, the Yankees will call up infielder Rob Refsnyder prior to the second game of New York’s Sunday doubleheader against the Houston Astros.

Chapman was seen shaking his arm during a rough outing in the Yankees’ 5-1 loss to the Astros on Friday.

The 29-year-old gave up one run on three hits in that appearance, just five days after getting hammered for three runs on three hits and two walks against the Chicago Cubs.

In 14 relief appearances this season, Chapman has posted a 3.55 ERA while striking out 21 batters in 12.2 innings of work. While he has not allowed any home runs, he has tallied a rather high WHIP of 1.421 due to surrendering 12 hits and walking six.

The Yankees signed Chapman to a five-year deal this past winter after trading him to the Cubs midway through the 2016 campaign. He boasts a lifetime ERA of 2.21 over 397 relief outings and an incredible strikeout ratio of 15.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

Green pitched in 12 games for New York last season, starting eight of them. He went 2-4 with a 4.73 ERA in 45.2 frames. The 25-year-old has only thrown one inning with the Yankees’ major-league club in 2017.

Refsnyder has been up and down between New York’s major-league team and the farm system since 2015. In 226 plate appearances with the Yankees over that span, the 26-year-old has registered a slash line of .258/.330/.348.

New York is currently 21-12 and is looking to snap a three-game losing streak on Sunday. The Yankees sit in first place in the American League East Division.

Original http://www.fanragsports.com/news/yankees-place-aroldis-chapman-dl-recall-chad-green/

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