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Friday, June 5, 2020

Aroldis Chapman, Yankees agree to contract extension

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Aroldis Chapman is not going anywhere.

Chapman had made some noise on Friday that he wanted a contract extension with the New York Yankees and would opt out of his current contract if he did not receive one. Well, the two sides agreed to one.

Chapman is already under contract for the next two seasons at $30 million. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the extension will give Chapman an extra year at $18 million.

That means Chapman will make the following over the next three years:

2020: $15 million
2021: $15 million
2022: $18 million
2023: Free Agent

Chapman, who turns 32 in February, had 37 saves in 42 opportunities this season. His 2.21 ERA was the lowest of his three full seasons with the Yankees. While lower than his career mark of 14.84 K/9, Chapman’s 13.42 K/9 rate in 2019 remains elite, as does his average 98.4 mph fastball velocity.

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