Aroldis Chapman reportedly has a deal with the Yankees for five years and $86 million
According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees have re-signed LHP Aroldis Chapman to a five-year, $86 million contract. The deal includes a no-trade clause for the first three years and he cannot be traded to a team located in California. Chapman also received an opt-out after three years and a limited no-trade clause for the last two years of the contract.
Chapman shattered the record for the largest contract ever signed by a relief pitcher. Mark Melancon broke the records earlier this week that were previously held by Jonathan Papelbon and Mariano Rivera with the four-year, $62 million deal with the Giants that includes an opt-out after two years.
Kenley Jansen is expected to sign in the near future with either the Dodgers or Marlins. Jansen will likely ink a five-year contract worth a little less than the $86 million Chapman received from the Yankees.
The Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees on July 25 for SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Adam Warren, OF Billy McKinney and OF Rashad Crawford. Chapman did exactly what the Cubs acquired him for … help the team win The World Series.
Chapman was 1-1 in 28 games with 16 saves, a 1.01 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 0.82 FIP for the Cubs. Chapman went a combined 4-1 in 59 games for the Yankees and Cubs last season with 36 saves, a 1.55 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 1.42 FIP.