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Aroldis Chapman’s hand is good to go for the ALCS

Texas Rangers v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the New York Yankees pitches in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers during their game at Yankee Stadium on August 11, 2018 in the Bronx Borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

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This is not terribly surprising given how everyone involved shrugged it off the other day, but the Yankees said this afternoon that closer Aroldis Chapman’s pitching hand is going to be just fine for the ALCS starting on Saturday.

Chapman’s pitching hand was heavily bandaged during the post-game celebration following the Yankees’ clinching victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Chapman said “I got hit with a bottle, but it’s fine.” Brian Cashman said it was probably fine too.

Now we know for sure that it is.

Divisional Series - New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins - Game Three

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - OCTOBER 07: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the New York Yankees celebrates in the locker room after sweeping the Minnesota Twins 3-0 in the American League Division Series to advance to the American League Championship Series at Target Field on October 07, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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