Newly acquired New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has had his share of off-the-field issues this off-season. Chapman was involved in a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend in which he fired seven gunshots into a garbage can and another through a window of his garage. The flame-throwing lefty is awaiting commissioner Rob Manfred's possible suspension to be handed down, even though the case has been closed.

Today, Chapman won't be with his teammates in Tampa. The Yankees have granted Chapman a leave of absence to tend to a personal matter not related to the domestic violence case.

Should a suspension be handed down today, it is expected that Chapman will appeal. Whether or not the suspension will include spring training or not is still left to be seen.

Is the absence of Chapman combined with his possible suspension cause the Yankees to worry at all?

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