Yankees’ Chapman willing to walk away from contract

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman says he is willing to opt out of his contract after this season. Free agency will begin in November.

This is definitely going to be a gamble. The best closer on the market in the off-season did not sign until June.

Craig Kimbrel eventually signed with the Chicago Cubs. He received a three-year, $43 million deal.

Despite that, Chapman told The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal they he is ‘1 million percent’ going to be a free agent.

Chapman is willing to walk away from the final two years of his contract. In addition, he is also walking away from $30 million that he will leave on the table.

He previously signed a five-year, $86 million deal with the Yankees on December 15, 2016.

Chapman is currently tied in the American League with 25 saves.

This season, he is 2-2 in 39 games with 34 games finished and the aforementioned 25 saves. He has a 2.45 ERA with 13 runs allowed (10 earned runs), including two home runs, on 29 hits over 36 2/3 innings.

Chapman also has 53 strikeouts on the season thus far. He also has 12 walks.

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