Aroldis Chapman Hurts Pitching Hand During Yankees’ ALDS Victory Celebration

MLB: New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman injured in celebration

MLB: New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman injured in celebration

Baseball's long-held tradition of celebrating every playoff victory like a World Series championship nearly had serious consequences for the New York Yankees on Monday.

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman got the final five outs in Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday night, wrapping up a series sweep over the Twins.

"I was just celebrating and everyone was jumping around", Chapman told the Post.

Closer Aroldis Chapman was seen with his left hand heavily bandaged after a run-in with a bottle. But the Yankees haven't made any official announcements on the injury, so for now we'll have to take Chapman's word for it. The lefty said, "I got hit with a bottle, but it's fine".

General manager Brian Cashman said he saw the wrap, too. You know what he did? But they were all going out on the field and he had a huge smile on his face. So I have no answer as to what that is.

The Yankees don't need another injury.

Another Yankees left-handed reliever, Zack Britton, had to leave in the eighth inning with an ankle injury.

We'll see just how banged up Chapman's hand is come the American League Championship Series, where the Yankees will battle the victor of the divisional series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros.

Cashman said it was a "good sign" that Chapman fist-bumped him with the wrapped hand.

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