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“I Don’t Have Tattoos, I Don’t Know”- Aaron Boone Comments on Left-Handed Reliever Aroldis Chapman Getting on the Injured List in a Strange Way Because of a Tattoo Infection

Published 08/28/2022, 7:46 AM EDT

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Things that feels weird or awkward does happen, and no one is able to change those. One of those things happened in Major League Baseball as well. The left-handed reliever of the New York Yankees, Aroldis Chapman, got put on the injured list because of a weird reason. 

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Chapman has not pitched since August 19, when the Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays. And according to the team manager Aaron Boone, the reliever was tackling some mechanical issues. 


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A recent tattoo on the leg has led Chapman to the injured list, and it is not yet clear how much time he will be staying on it.

When did Aroldis Chapman go on the injured list?

The Yankees were about to go against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. And just before the game, Chapman went on the injured list. Chapman on the injured list got dated back to August 24. 

According to Boone, “I don’t have tattoos, I don’t know….this is more of an unfortunate situation that has turned into an infection, so I mean, my focus is on trying to get him right and healthy.”


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Chapman recently got a new tattoo on one of his legs. Because of the infection that should have been easy to deal with, became severe enough to put him on the IL.

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Boone was optimistic for his left-hand reliever to get fit enough to pitch again. Even then, it will still be a few days for him to throw again.

Where is Chapman getting treated?


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Aaron has said that Aroldis saw a doctor in Oakland only. And he is getting treated via antibiotics. No time frame for the recovery but it will be a few days before he can pitch again.

Since there was not much time between Saturday’s game and Chapman getting on the injured list, the Yankees did not put anyone on Chapman’s roster spot. 


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The team is also expecting Clay Holmes’ eligible return on Monday. Which, might help the team with their two final games in Oakland. 

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