Former Reds' closer Aroldis Chapman looks to have ended his Yankees' career with a thud

New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman
New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman / Elsa/GettyImages
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Things did not end well for Aroldis Chapman in Cincinnati, and by the look of things, it appears the former Reds closer will have a similar end to his time with the New York Yankees.

Chapman, who'd already been replaced as the Yankees' closer this season, was left off New York's ALDS roster after failing to appear at a workout.

According to the New York Post, Yankees' GM Brian Cashman fined Chapman, but left the decision of what to do in terms of his roster spot up to manager Aaron Boone. The former Reds infielder and current Yankees' skipper made the call and Chapman's career in the Big Apple may be all but over.

Former Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has worn out his welcome in NYC.

Aroldis Chapman made his major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2010 and quickly established himself as one of the most dominant closers in the game. In his six seasons with the Reds, Chapman went to four consecutive All-Star Games and finished eighth in the Cy Young voting in 2012.

But, as Reds fans know all too well, an alleged domestic violence incident in December 2015 halted a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers and eventually resulted in Chapman being traded to the New York Yankees.

The Yankees would trade Chapman during the 2016 season only to re-sign the flamethrower the following offseason. Chapman has spent the following six season in the Big Apple, but this latest stunt, combined with his declining play may result in the southpaw saying goodbye to the New York faithful.

Aroldis Chapman will be a free agent after this season and it's doubtful that he'll return to the Yankees after being replaced as the team's closer by Clay Holmes. But don't look for the Cincinnati Reds to re-sign Chapman. Not only are the Castellini's uninterested in spending money during free agecny, but Alexis Diaz has next year's closer's job on lockdown.

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