Chapman: Cubs’ Joe Maddon misused me during postseason

NEW YORK — Aroldis Chapman says Cubs manager Joe Maddon misused him during the postseason, putting the hard-throwing reliever on the mound too often in Chicago's successful effort to win the World Series for the first time since 1908.

Speaking through an interpreter Friday after finalizing an $86 million, five-year contract to return to the New York Yankees, Chapman said: "I believe there were a couple times where maybe I shouldn't be put in the game and he put me in."

He cited Game 6 of the World Series, when he entered with a 7-2 lead.

Chapman says he was close to signing with Miami but decided against the Marlins because "as you all know from time to time they change their team a lot."