Yankees activate closer Chapman from DL

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman was activated from the disabled list ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

Chapman (2.11 ERA with 31 saves in 33 chances) hasn’t pitched since Aug. 21 because of tendinitis in his left knee.

Dellin Betances, who has frequently filled the closer role in Chapman’s absence, is expected to go back to an eighth-inning setup role.

Chapman threw a simulated game on Monday and reported that he felt good on Tuesday.

Chapman owns 235 saves in his nine-year career, recording 146 for his first team, the Cincinnati Reds, 73 for the Yankees and 16 for the Chicago Cubs, with whom he pitched for half a season after being deal before the trade deadline in 2016. He helped guide the Cubs to a World Series championship before re-signing with the Yankees on a five-year, $86 million free agent deal.

–Field Level Media