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Chapman posted a photo of himself Saturday with three buddies as the played dominoes. The most striking part of the photo is the 32-year-old pitcher’s left arm as it appeared to be bigger than some of his friends’ heads.
A quick glance at his Instagram shows that he has been in the gym and hitting the weights as he prepares to return to the Yankees for the 2020 season and tries to shake off the American League Championship Series loss to the Houston Astros.
Chapman has made the All-Star team two years in a row. Last season, he had a 2.21 ERA with 37 saves and a 2.21 ERA to go along with his 13.4 SO/9 ratio. His 37-save mark is the highest since the 2012 and 2013 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds when he had 38.
He was on the mound for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series when Jose Altuve hit a walk-off home run to propel the Astros to the World Series.
New York is expected to be World Series contenders whenever the 2020 baseball season does begin. MLB delayed opening day because of the coronavirus outbreak.