The new reliever for the Kansas City Royals, Aroldis Chapman, will launch a bullpen session on Tuesday after suffering an accident at his home last weekend, in which he broke a tooth, a lip and had to take stitches. suture.
Chapman unfortunately slipped at home and has pain in the area of his mouth, however, the Royals don’t believe this represents an injury that would cause him to miss the 2023 Opening Day roster.
The Cuban has been immersed in controversy for his conduct during his last year with the New York Yankees and for this reason the accident set off alarms in Kansas City.
The seven-time All-Star Game guest signed with the Royals for one season and $3.75 million, an agreement that will have a performance-based bonus.
The Cuban left a 4.46 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 43 strikeouts and 28 walks in 36.1 innings of work last season, and now he will have to regain his value as a reliever in the Major Leagues after seeing his 3-year contract expire and 48 million dollars with those of the Bronx.
Chapman won the 2016 World Series with the Chicago Cubs and has a 2.48 ERA, 44 wins, 315 saves, 1,045 strikeouts and 318 walks in 640 innings of work. He has the scrolls to regain his status, but it will all depend on how he behaves in his new role with the Royals.