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Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman hits IL with infection from leg tattoo

Jack Baer

THE BRAND NEW York Yankees will undoubtedly be down Aroldis Chapman for at the very least fourteen days, and the key reason why is really a classic weird baseball injury.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Saturday that Chapman is hitting the 15-day injured list because of leg infection from the tattoo, in accordance with ESPN’s Marly Rivera. The move was officially announced, filled with explanation, about one hour later.

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Chapman have not pitched since Aug. 19. Boone reportedly believed Chapman will be designed for the Yankees’ game on Thursday contrary to the Oakland Athletics, however the infection apparently worsened from there. Fortunately, Chapman, who’s currently undergoing antibiotic treatment, is likely to return this year.

The tattoo involved was reportedly a portrait of his sister.

The visit to the IL is another rough break in a season filled with them for Chapman, who currently holds a 4.70 ERA and 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings, both career lows, in 30 2/3 innings. He lost the closer position in-may when he was positioned on the IL with Achilles tendinitis.

Chapman has struggled since returning from that Achilles injury in early July, posting a 5.40 ERA for the reason that span.

New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) reacts during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, in New York. The Blue Jays won 4-0. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Aroldis Chapman’s challenging season continues. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

It’s an odd injury for Chapman, however, not especially odd in the grand scheme of bizarre injuries this sport has seen. Here is a limited sampling of the final decade roughly:

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