Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
18 hours ago

Chapman allowed a run on two hits during the ninth inning but still recorded his eighth save of the season during Monday's win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees were in cruise control until Chasen Shreve allowed three runs in the bottom of the ninth frame, and then Chapman entered to hold off the White Sox comeback. While this was Chapman's first save since returning from the disabled list June 18, he's been his dominant self over five appearances with just a single earned run allowed and seven strikeouts through 4.2 innings.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
1 week ago

Chapman (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Chapman endured no complications with his inflamed left rotator cuff during his rehab appearance with Double-A Trenton on Friday, so he'll rejoin the Yankees ahead of their series finale with the Athletics. Though Dellin Betances has been lights out since stepping into the closer's role after Chapman went on the DL a little over a month ago, it's expected that Chapman will settle into the ninth-inning role once he's eased back into the bullpen mix.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
2 weeks ago

Manager Joe Girardi announced Tuesday that if Chapman (shoulder) is able to pitch in his High-A rehab game Friday, that he'll likely be activated from the disabled list Sunday, Pete Caldera of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chapman was scheduled to make a rehab appearance with High-A Tampa on Tuesday, but the game was rained out. If all goes according to plan, it appears that the Yankees closer will be able to rejoin the major-league club for the tail-end of this weekend's series against the A's.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
2 weeks ago

Chapman (shoulder) is on track to rejoin the Yankees for their series against the A's next weekend, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees have mapped out Chapman's upcoming rehab assignment where he'll start out at High-A Tampa on Tuesday before making one last stop at Double-A Trenton on Friday. Once Chapman makes it through those rehab appearances, he'll likely come off the disabled list later that weekend. His return will bump Dellin Betances from the closer's role.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
3 weeks ago

Chapman (shoulder) could be ready to begin a minor league rehab assignment as early as the weekend, George A. King of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chapman is slated to toss a simulated game Friday, after which he'll travel to Tampa. The lefty had previously stated that he was hoping to return in time for the club's series next weekend in Oakland, so it would appear that timeline remains in place. He's already missed about a month of action, so Chapman may require a bit longer of a rehab stint, but it still sounds like he remains on track to regain his role at the back of the bullpen in about a week.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
3 weeks ago

Chapman (shoulder) expects to throw another bullpen later this week before pitching in a simulated game at extended spring training over the weekend, Sweeny Murti of Sports Radio 66 WFAN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chapman plans to throw what will likely be a one-inning simulated game Friday, and if his shoulder checks out fine during that outing, he could head to Double-A Trenton next week to begin a rehab assignment. It seems the Yankees decision to shut down Chapman in mid May for two weeks has allowed the inflammation in his shoulder to dissipate, so once he's able to ramp up his throwing and regain velocity, he'll likely be activated from the disabled list and settle back in fairly quickly as the team's closer, displacing Dellin Betances. Chapman said he's targeting a return during the Yankees' three-game series with the Athletics that begins June 16.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
4 weeks ago

Chapman (shoulder) threw a side session Saturday and is on track for a June 15 return date, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is yet another encouraging development in Chapman's rehab as he threw 15 pitches on the side Saturday. The Yankees will likely continue to have him gradually ramp up his workload in the coming weeks with the intent of getting him back in Pinstripes by the middle of the month. With the length of Chapman's absence, the Yankees could send him on a brief rehab stint before activating their hard-throwing closer.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
4 weeks ago

Chapman (shoulder) threw from 100 feet on flat ground Thursday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chapman only made 15 throws Thursday, but was able to work his way up to 100-foot tosses. As long as Chapman continues making such progress, the Yankees are aiming to have him begin working in the bullpen next week. Once the hard-throwing southpaw begins participating in bullpen sessions, a timeframe for his return should become clear.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
1 month ago

Chapman (shoulder) was able to play catch over the weekend and on Monday, Zach Braziller of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander was able to increase his workload from 25 throws from 60 feet to 50 tosses from the same distance and reported no pain or discomfort. Chapman is traveling with the club on their current seven-game road trip, but manager Joe Girardi downplayed the idea that the closer would return at any point in that stretch. Still, it's a positive sign that Chapman has been able to test out his arm on consecutive days without incident, so he could be ready to ramp up his rehab program in the coming days.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
1 month ago

Chapman (shoulder) may begin a throwing program Saturday, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chapman has been shut down since May 12 with inflammation in his rotator cuff, but he's scheduled to visit a doctor on Friday and will begin moving forward in the rehab process if given medical clearance. Once the lefty begins throwing, he'll likely have to head out on a rehab assignment before resuming the closing duties in the Bronx. While he remains without a firm timeline right now, Chapman's recovery timetable should become a bit clearer when he starts to ramp up participation in baseball activities.