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New York Yankees place Aroldis Chapman on 10-day IL

Aug 5, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) throws a pitch against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 5, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) throws a pitch against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees placed closer Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day injured list on Saturday with left elbow inflammation.

The move is retroactive to Friday. Chapman was replaced on the roster by righthander Nick Nelson, who was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Chapman, 33, picked up his 23rd save of the season on Thursday with a scoreless inning in a 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners.

For the season, he is 5-3 with a 3.63 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings.

Nelson, 25, is 0-2 with a 9.45 ERA in 10 appearances (two starts) with the Yankees this season.

–Field Level Media