Aroldis Chapman was removed from Saturday afternoon’s game against the Blue Jays after throwing his sixth pitch of the day.
Chapman struck out Randal Grichuk, but immediately limped after landing once the pitch was released. It appeared to be his left leg that was giving him discomfort. He was replaced by Chasen Shreve, who had been warming up alongside Chapman during the top of the ninth inning.
The YES Network broadcasting team mentioned that Chapman has managed to tendinitis in his left knee throughout his career, though it’s unclear if his left knee was giving him trouble.
Chapman is 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA (1.40 FIP) in 39 appearances for the Yankees in 2018. He has struck out 66 batters compared to 15 walks.