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Aroldis Chapman to undergo MRI on troublesome knee

Back in July, Aroldis Chapman experienced some knee discomfort and sat out the All Star Game to rest it. The Cuban Missile was able to avoid a DL stint, but that may not be the case for much longer.

After throwing just six pitches Tuesday against Miami, Chapman removed himself from the game due to increased knee pain. The Yankees’ closer is set to undergo an MRI Wednesday to see what the issue is.

“Tonight was more than usual; the pain was just more,” Chapman told reporters after the game. “That’s why I decided to call the trainers out. It was more than what I’ve encountered lately. It’s worrisome, but we’ve got to wait until tomorrow and see what happens.”

Should Chapman land on the disabled list, David Robertson and/or Dellin Betances are the likely candidates for the ninth.