Yankees get Chapman back
Closer Aroldis Chapman was activated from the disabled list Sunday by the New York Yankees and worked a perfect eighth inning in the club’s 4-3 loss at Oakland.
The left-hander had been out since May 13 because of inflammation in the rotator cuff.
“Once I got out there, everything felt good and felt normal,” said Chapman, who had concerns about being rusty.
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