Kansas City Royals agree to a one-year contract with Aroldis Chapman

  • 20-January-2023

The Kansas City Royals have reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.75 million contract with left-handed reliever Aroldis Chapman.

Chapman, a seven-time All-Star, had a terrible season with the New York Yankees last year. In 43 appearances as a reliever, he went 4-4 with 9 saves, a 4.46 ERA, and a 1.43 WHIP.

After being left off the team's roster for the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Guardians, Chapman's time in the Bronx appeared to be in doubt. He made the decision after missing a team workout.

During his seven seasons with New York, Chapman, 34, had a 24-14 record, 153 saves, and a 2.94 earned run average.

In 667 career relief appearances with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, and Yankees, Chapman has a record of 44-35, 315 saves, and a 2.48 earned run average.

The Royals' agreement with Chapman was first reported by MLB.com.

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