Pitcher Chapman takes a swing at Cubs

Dec 17, 2016 - 2:10 AM Aroldis Chapman, who is headed back to New York as the Yankees' closer, says Chicago manager Joe Maddon misused him in the World Series on the way to the Cubs winning the championship for the first time since 1908.

The Cubs overcame a two-run game-tying eighth-inning home run allowed by the flame-throwing left-handed pitcher in game seven against the Cleveland Indians - one day after he was sent out in the ninth inning of game six despite a seven-run Chicago lead.

"Personally, I don't agree with the way he used me, but he is the manager and he has the strategy," Cuba-born Chapman said on Friday through an interpreter during a conference call to officially announce his new five-year, $US86 million ($A118 million) deal with the Yankees.

The 28-year-old Chapman went 4-1 with a 1.55 ERA and 36 saves in 59 games last season for the Yankees and Cubs.

Source: AAP






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