After taking himself out of Tuesday’s game in Miami after just six pitches, Aroldis Chapman has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis. In a corresponding move, the Yankees have recalled Chance Adams from Triple-A while claiming catcher Chris Rabago off waivers from the Rockies and optioned him to Double-A.
Today the @Yankees made the following transactions: Recalled RHP Chance Adams (#43) from @swbrailriders ; placed LHP Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day D.L. with left knee tendinitis; and acquired C Chris Rabago off waivers from Colorado and optioned him to @TrentonThunder.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) August 22, 2018
Chapman has been dealing with knee issues since May and skipped the All Star Game to rest it. He avoided a DL stint, but after the issues flared back up Tuesday, he had an MRI today and the decision was made to shut him down. He will see a doctor in New York Friday for further testing.
Adams has made one appearance with the Big League club this season, allowing three runs on three hits in five innings pitched. He is 3-5 with a 4.98 ERA in 23 starts with the RailRiders this season.
Rabago, 25, was hitting .213/.292/.361 with four homers and 23 RBI in 66 games with the Rockies’ Double-A affiliate Hartford Yard Goats. The Yankees were lacking catching depth after Gary Sanchez hit the disabled list causing them to call up Kyle Higashioka. The backstop, who has never played above the Double-A level since being drafted in the 13th round by Colorado back in 2014, will be the emergency backup behind Austin Romine and Higashioka.