Aroldis Chapman free agency rumors: Closer doesn’t opt out; Yankees add year, $18M to contract




The Yankees and Aroldis Chapman on Saturday agreed to add one yr and $18 million to the nearer’s contract, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported.

The settlement was reported merely sooner than the midnight ET deadline for Chapman to resolve whether or not or not to opt-out of the final word two years of the five-year, $86 million pact he signed in December 2016. The deal had $30 million remaining. With the additional yr, Chapman will now be signed through the 2022 season and be due $48 million entire.

Chapman confirmed the settlement on Twitter late Saturday.

The Yankees had not commented on Passan’s report as of early Sunday.




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