Aroldis Chapman says ‘I would love to be a Yankee again’


CLEVELAND, OH – NOVEMBER 02: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch during the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO – No matter his future or past, Cubs fans will always have some love for their closer that helped the team to their first World Series title in 108 years.

While Aroldis Chapman seems to feel the same about Chicago, his heart may very well be in the place he left before.

In an interview with Ray Negron of New York Sports Day, Chapman said that he would relish the chance to rejoin the New York Yankees for the 2016 season.

“I would love to be a Yankee again,” said Chapman to Negron in the article published on Tuesday.

The closer started the 2016 season with the Yankees after being acquired in a trade with the Reds in December of 2015. He had 20 saves in 31 appearances for the Yankees before being traded to the Cubs in July. In Chicago, Chapman had 16 saves in 28 regular season appearances with an ERA of 1.01.

In the playoffs, Chapman added four more saves and 21 strikeouts as the Cubs beat the Giants, Dodgers and Indians en route to their first World Series championship since 1908.



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