The Yankees completed their sweep of the Twins on Monday night, and in turn, the celebration for reaching the ALCS ensued. But in the joy of moving on to the next round, a certain Yankee took an errant bottle to the hand.
Aroldis Chapman, who collected the final five outs to seal the 5-1 win, was seen with his left hand wrapped in the clubhouse. However, he didn't seemed fazed by it when asked.
"I was just celebrating and everyone was jumping around," Chapman told The Post's Dan Martin via a translator. "I got hit with a bottle, but it's fine."
Yankees GM Brian Cashman also wasn't worried about his closer, saying "he had a huge smile on his face, so I think that was a good sign."
Though the Yankees aren't sweating it, a wrapped throwing hand by the team's closer is a pretty unsettling image. And that comes after Zack Britton had to leave the game early after jamming his ankle while covering first base in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Much like Chapman, Britton said "I'll be fine" despite manager Aaron Boone making the call to bring Chapman in early.
It could just be a precaution to wrap Chapman's hand heavily with ice, especially with the Yankees having some time before the ALCS begins on Saturday. However, with the injury woes that have existed in the Yankees clubhouse all season long, anything from a taped ankle to a bandaid on the elbow is a cause for concern for the fanbase.
The Yankees' bullpen might be the scariest in the postseason right now, but Chapman in the closer role is a main reason why. So hopefully that wrap is off once the ALCS kicks off this weekend.