The Yankees’ bullpen failures continue to mount as Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 15-day injury list with left Achilles tendonitis ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Orioles.
The Cuban closer has allowed at least one run in each of his last five appearances, the longest stretch of his career, after opening the season with a 12-game streak. He gave up a game-defining home run against AJ Pollock and another run in the ninth inning of the first game of a double-header sweep Sunday by the White Sox.
Clay Holmes, who has four saves in 20 appearances this season and a .42 ERA, is likely to take on the closer role in Chapman’s absence.
Setup man Chad Green is also out for the season after it was revealed over the weekend he will need surgery on Tommy John’s right elbow.
DJ LeMahieu was also a late scratch from Tuesday’s lineup with what the Yankees described as a left wrist ailment. Kyle Higashioka was reinstated from the COVID-19 injury list, but Joey Gallo and Josh Donaldson remain on that list.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/24/yankees-place-aroldis-chapman-on-il-with-achilles-injury/ Yankees place Aroldis Chapman on IL with Achilles injury