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Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman made his debut with the Yankees on Monday night.Chapman entered in the ninth inning against the Royals at Yankee Stadium. After striking out the first two batters he faced, Chapman allowed a double to Paulo Orlando and RBI single to Alcides Escobar. He then got Lorenzo Cain to hit chopper back to the mound to close outNew York’s 6-3 victory.MORE: Chapman: Latino players unfairly targeted in domestic violence casesThe former Reds closer was traded to the Yankees last Decemberbut had to wait to make his pinstripes debut because he was serving a 30-game suspension.”I was very anxious to put on the Jonathan Lucroy Jersey uniform and help my teammates,” Chapman told YES Network, through an interpreter,after the game. “I wanted to pitch. … It was great.”Physically I feel great. Mentally, I feel great.”MLB commi sioner Rob Manfred announced the suspension in March after MLB conducted an investigation of an alleged domestic violence incident last October. Chapman was never charged with a crimeand maintained his innocence. The 28-year-old fireballer chose not to appeal the suspension because he wanted to “minimize the distractions that an appeal would cause the Yankees” and his family.The four-time All-Star is known for his blazing fastball and set a Major League record in 2011 with a 105-mph pitch against thePirates. Chapman threw 17 pitches Monday, topping out at101 mph.Chapman has at least 33 saves in each of the past four seasons, with 146 total saves over his career.Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Chapman will be the team’s closer despite that Andrew Miller has six Charlie Blackmon Jersey saves without an earned run over 11 2/3 innings in 12 appearances.