The Yankees look to be getting their flamethrowing closer back.
Manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Wednesday that LHP Aroldis Chapman will re-join the team this weekend, and there is a possibility that he will come off the DL "sometime next week," according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.
The latest update on Chapman came this past weekend, where he was having catch from 90 feet. He has been out due to knee tendinitis that has been a recurring issue all season long.
GM Brian Cashman has stated that he wasn't sure if Chapman was going to be back this season. But it appears he has shown them enough to warrant this statement from Boone.
"Until we see him out there doing what he's done in the past like he's capable of doing it, it's probably best for me to be cautious on [Chapman's return]," Cashman said, per MLB.com.
There was also some good news on Aaron Judge, who was seen taking regular batting practice in Minnesota. He continues to take steps to make his way back to the Yankees' lineup.