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Yankees Scheduling Chapman, Britton, Bader and Castro for MLB Rehabs with Somerset Patriots

Late Homers Lead Patriots to Victory

September 10, 2022 – Eastern League (EL)Somerset Patriots News Release

Harrison Bader of the St. Louis Cardinals
Harrison Bader of the St. Louis Cardinals
(Somerset Patriots)

Bridgewater, New Jersey – The New York Yankees are currently scheduling MLB rehab assignments for LHP Aroldis Chapman, LHP Zack Britton, OF Harrison Bader and RHP Miguel Castro with the Double-A Somerset Patriots. They are all expected to join the team on the road in Hartford on Sunday.

Chapman was placed on the injured list on August 27 due to an infection. He was previously in Somerset this season on July 24 and 26 while he was working his way back from an Achilles injury. In those two games, Chapman allowed a hit and struck out two over two innings of work.

In 36 appearances this season, Chapman has a 2-3 record, a 4.70 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 30.2 innings pitched.

Chapman made his MLB debut in 2010 with the Cincinnati Reds and has since compiled a 40-33 record with a 2.39 ERA, 315 saves and 1,017 strikeouts.

The southpaw was traded to the Yankees in December of 2015 before being dealt to the Chicago Cubs at the 2016 trade deadline, where he became a World Series champion. He later rejoined New York via free agency in 2016.

As a member of the Yankees, Chapman has been selected to three All-Star Games and was named both a member of the All-MLB Second Team and the AL Reliever of the Year in 2019. He’s also recorded the fastest pitch in MLB history at just over 105 mph and is one of three active players in the 300 saves club.

Britton was placed on the injured list on March 13 following left elbow UCL reconstruction. He last pitched for New York during the 2021 season and finished 0-1 with a 5.89 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 18.1 innings pitched over 22 appearances. He previously rehabbed this year with Low-A Tampa and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Britton was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the third round (85th overall) in the 2006 MLB Draft. He made his MLB debut on April 3, 2011 and earned the win against the Tampa Bay Rays after he allowed a run on three hits and six strikeouts in six innings pitched.

The two-time All-Star (2015, 2016) was the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year in 2016 when he recorded 47 saves with a 2-1 record and 0.54 ERA in 69 appearances for Baltimore.

The Yankees acquired him in a trade with the Orioles for RHP Cody Carroll, RHP Dillon Tate and LHP Josh Rogers on July 24, 2018. He finished that season in New York 1-0 with a 2.88 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 25 innings over 25…

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