Chap­man hurt in post-game party

Edmonton Sun - - SPORTS -

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.

VE­GAS ATHLETICS?

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.

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