Chapman hurt in post-game party
new york yankees closer Aroldis Chapman injured his pitching hand in a postgame celebration at target Field following his team’s division series sweep of the Minnesota twins on Monday night.
chapman wore a large bandage and wrap over his left hand when he met with reporters following the champagne and beer celebration. the covering was the size of a small ham and any damage to the left-hander’s hand was not visible.
through an interpreter, chapman said he will be OK for the american League championship series.
“I was just celebrating, and everyone was jumping around,” said chapman. “(My hand) got hit with a bottle. but it’s fine.”
chapman’s injury came after yankees left-hander Zack Britton left the game in the eighth inning with an ankle injury.
General manager Brian Cashman said neither injury is believed to be serious. the yankees expect both powerful lefties to pitch in the alcs.
BOSOX REASSIGN COACHES
the boston red sox have reassigned pitching coach Dana Levangie and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister, the team announced tuesday.
Levangie will remain in the organization as a pro scout. bannister will assume the role of VP of pitching development, dealing primarily with minor leaguers.
boston finished 19th in the major leagues with a 4.70 team era this season.
Major League baseball commissioner Rob Manfred told Oakland officials the athletics could move to Las Vegas if the city doesn’t drop a current lawsuit, mayor Libby Schaaf confirmed tuesday in a television interview.
the city of Oakland is trying to stop alameda county from selling its share of the coliseum to the team. the city and county share ownership of the stadium.