Yankees Chapman Suspended 30 Games
The newest acquisition for the New York Yankees has been suspended by Major League Baseball.
Aroldis Chapman, the 4 time All-Star and recent addition to the New York Yankees has been suspended thirty games by Major League Baseball. Chapman, who is expected to be the Yankees closer in the 2016 season, will not appeal the suspension. Chapman had indicated previously that he planned on appealing any potential suspension handed down by Major League Baseball. The suspension came after talks between Major League Baseball executives and lawyers for Chapman, along with lawyers for the players union. The decision was made by all parties involved. In October, Chapman fired eight shots into a garage wall after an altercation with with his girlfriend. No charges were brought against Chapman following the incident. Chapman said "I did not harm my girlfriend but I should have had better judgment." Chapman will still be able to participate in spring training with the Yankees until his suspension begins in April. The Yankees open their season April 4th at home against the Houston Astros. Chapman could make his return Monday May 9th against the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals.