Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman threw just six pitches before coming out of Tuesday’s game against the Marlins in the 12th inning.
Aroldis Chapman is leaving the game for the Yankees in the top of the 12th with an injury ? #PinstripePride pic.twitter.com/PCM7sOwYmI
— ??Butch DFS? (@DFSBBallGuy) August 22, 2018
Chapman walked Isaac Galloway on five pitches, then threw one more to Rafael Ortega before manager Aaron Boone came out to the mound to check on him.
He was then removed from the game and replaced by Tommy Kahnle.
Boone told reporters after the game Chapman left with a knee problem. He left an appearance in July with a knee injury as well. He is expected to have an MRI.
Aaron Boone said Aroldis Chapman felt pain in the same spot as before. It was enough for him to call them to the mound. Expected to have MRI.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 22, 2018
Chapman has a 2.11 ERA and 31 saves for New York this season.
This story will be updated.