Aroldis Chapman
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Baltimore rookie Colton Cowser hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning after helping to throw out the potential go-ahead run in the eighth, lifting the surging Orioles to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
Aroldis Chapman is back in the bullpen for a division-leading team, though he won’t initially be the primary closer for the Texas Rangers.
The Texas Rangers have acquired reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the Kansas City Royals. The move adds a once-dominant closer to the AL West leaders as they chase their first division title in seven years.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Aroldis Chapman can earn up to $8.75 million as part of his one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals if he regains a job as a regular closer.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals signed veteran reliever Aroldis Chapman to a $3.75 million, one-year contract Friday, a week after agreeing to terms with the seven-time All-Star, who is coming off a lackluster season with the New York Yankees.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Aroldis Chapman have agreed to a $3.75 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Several prominent names from the world of sports supposedly have tweeted out what would count as big news — except none of those posts are real.
NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Effross didn’t feel right the day after a Sept. 30 outing against Baltimore.

“It was just like mild soreness.
Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman has been ruled out for the American League Division Series after he skipped a mandatory workout, leading to a fine and likely ending the All-Star’s seven-year tenure with New York.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run and Giancarlo Stanton followed minutes later with a game-ending grand slam, completing the New York Yankees’ stunning five-run, ninth-inning rally to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-8 on Tuesday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman is back from the injured list after missing nearly a month due to a leg infection he sustained from a tattoo.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday after getting an infection in his leg from a recent tattoo.
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning as the clock struck midnight, and the struggling New York Yankees salvaged an 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Aaron Judge extended his major league-leading home run total to 36 with a pair of towering shots and the New York Yankees edged the Baltimore Orioles 7-6 Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Xander Bogaerts took his lead off third and wanted to be extra aggressive.

“I just had in my head I had to be ready,” the four-time All-Star said.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Yankees rookie reliever Ron Marinaccio was placed on the 15-day injured list Sunday with shoulder inflammation, leaving New York’s solid bullpen without a key piece nearing the season’s halfway point.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Aroldis Chapman’s got his spot back on the Yankees’ roster. His role coming out of the bullpen remains undefined.
Healthy for much of this season, the AL-leading Yankees are suddenly dealing with injuries to several key players.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees lost All-Stars DJ LeMahieu and Giancarlo Stanton to injuries Tuesday night, although the early diagnosis on LeMahieu suggests New York dodged a serious issue.
A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday:



Healthy for much of this season, the AL-leading Yankees are suddenly dealing with injuries to several key players.
Tim Anderson hit a three-run homer and then put a finger to his lips to silence the booing fans, capping a tumultuous weekend at Yankee Stadium and helping the Chicago White Sox beat New York 5-0 for a doubleheader sweep.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Luis Severino allowed one hit in six innings, and Jose Trevino became the first New York catcher with a home run this year when he hit a three-run drive in the fourth to lift the surging Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Monday night.
Luis Robert singled off Aroldis Chapman to drive in the winning run in the ninth inning and Chicago White Sox edged the Yankees 3-2, stopping New York’s five-game winning streak.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit his first grand slam in professional baseball on a two-homer night, and the surging Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-3 on Monday.
Nestor Cortes took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before Eli White singled, and Anthony Rizzo doubled in a run in the bottom half to lift the New York Yankees over the Texas Rangers 1-0 for their sixth straight series win.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Aaron Judge homered twice to run his long-ball streak to three straight games, added the tying RBI in the seventh inning and helped the New York Yankees rally past the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Sunday for their ninth straight win.
It helps having Gerrit Cole on the mound.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Aroldis Chapman’s offspeed pitch was a bit high — and in a game that came down to the bullpens, it was Baltimore’s unheralded group that prevailed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael King escaped a bases-loaded, no-outs jam created by Aroldis Chapman to preserve the New York Yankees’ 3-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night after Luis Severino became the first pitcher to strike out Vladimir Guerrero Jr. three times.
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban state sports officials on Tuesday denounced a plan by baseball players who left the island to play in the Major Leagues to field their own team in the next World Baseball Classic.