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Yankees Scheduling Chapman, Britton, Bader and Castro for MLB Rehabs with Somerset Patriots

September 10, 2022 - Eastern League (EL)
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New York Yankees' Miguel Castro
New York Yankees' Miguel Castro
(Somerset Patriots)

Bridgewater, New Jersey - The New York Yankees are currently scheduling MLB rehab assignments for LHP Aroldis Chapman, LHP Zack Britton, OF Harrison Bader and RHP Miguel Castro with the Double-A Somerset Patriots. They are all expected to join the team on the road in Hartford on Sunday.

Chapman was placed on the injured list on August 27 due to an infection. He was previously in Somerset this season on July 24 and 26 while he was working his way back from an Achilles injury. In those two games, Chapman allowed a hit and struck out two over two innings of work.

In 36 appearances this season, Chapman has a 2-3 record, a 4.70 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 30.2 innings pitched.

Chapman made his MLB debut in 2010 with the Cincinnati Reds and has since compiled a 40-33 record with a 2.39 ERA, 315 saves and 1,017 strikeouts.

The southpaw was traded to the Yankees in December of 2015 before being dealt to the Chicago Cubs at the 2016 trade deadline, where he became a World Series champion. He later rejoined New York via free agency in 2016.

As a member of the Yankees, Chapman has been selected to three All-Star Games and was named both a member of the All-MLB Second Team and the AL Reliever of the Year in 2019. He's also recorded the fastest pitch in MLB history at just over 105 mph and is one of three active players in the 300 saves club.

Britton was placed on the injured list on March 13 following left elbow UCL reconstruction. He last pitched for New York during the 2021 season and finished 0-1 with a 5.89 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 18.1 innings pitched over 22 appearances. He previously rehabbed this year with Low-A Tampa and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Britton was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the third round (85th overall) in the 2006 MLB Draft. He made his MLB debut on April 3, 2011 and earned the win against the Tampa Bay Rays after he allowed a run on three hits and six strikeouts in six innings pitched.

The two-time All-Star (2015, 2016) was the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year in 2016 when he recorded 47 saves with a 2-1 record and 0.54 ERA in 69 appearances for Baltimore.

The Yankees acquired him in a trade with the Orioles for RHP Cody Carroll, RHP Dillon Tate and LHP Josh Rogers on July 24, 2018. He finished that season in New York 1-0 with a 2.88 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 25 innings over 25 games.

He had an impressive second season in the Bronx where he was 3-1 with a 1.91 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 61.1 innings pitched over his 66 relief outings.

The California native appeared in three games for Somerset during the 2021 season for an MLB rehab assignment. In those games, Britton allowed two runs over his three innings of work.

New York acquired Bader in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals for LHP Jordan Montgomery on August 2 of this year. Prior to the trade, Bader slashed .256/.303/.673 with 35 runs, 63 hits, five home runs and 21 RBIs in 72 games for the Cardinals. He has been on the injured list with right foot plantar fasciitis.

Bader was drafted out of the University of Florida by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2015 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut on July 25, 2017 against the Colorado Rockies. He went 1-for-4 in the game with a double for his first "Big League" hit.

In 2021, the Bronxville, NY native set career-highs with a .267 average, 16 home runs and 50 RBIs. Bader has an MLB career .246 average with 376 hits, 56 home runs and 168 RBIs over 523 games played.

Castro was placed on the injured list on July 16 with a right shoulder strain. Prior to the injury, he was 5-0 with a 4.00 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched over 32 appearances.

The 28-year-old Dominican hurler was originally signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays in November of 2011. He made his MLB debut with Toronto on April 6, 2015 versus the Yankees and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings with a strikeout.

Castro later pitched for the Colorado Rockies, Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets before the Yankees acquired him in a trade with the Mets for LHP Joely Rodriguez in April of this year.

For his career 331 MLB games, Castro has a 16-22 record, a 4.12 ERA and 341 strikeouts in 380.1 innings pitched.

The four additions bring Somerset's MLB rehab assignments this season to nine that includes eight different players. They join Chapman, RHP Domingo German, RHP Ron Marinaccio, OF Giancarlo Stanton, and RHP Luis Severino.

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Aroldis Chapman of the New York Yankees
Aroldis Chapman of the New York Yankees

Harrison Bader of the St. Louis Cardinals
Harrison Bader of the St. Louis Cardinals

Zack Britton of the New York Yankees
Zack Britton of the New York Yankees

New York Yankees' Miguel Castro
New York Yankees' Miguel Castro


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