The New York Yankees will make a decision about Aroldis ChapmanDeadline to get back into action after a throw-in on Tuesday for ESPN̵7;s Marly Rivera. Chapman should make an appearance this season. He tested positive for COVID-19 again on July 11 after showing mild symptoms. Chapman has been working his way back into full force and hopes to return to the back end of the Yanks bullet soon. Last season, Chapman amassed another top-level campaign with 37 saves in 60 games and a FIP 2.21 ERA / 2.28 while hitting 13.4 strikers for nine thorns.
- Charlie Morton of Tampa Bay Rays left his start today with right arm inflammation, for MLB.com’s Juan Toribio. Rays does not seem to be overly concerned about Morton in the long run. The 36-year-old has not gotten off to a great start with an ERA 5.52 in three starts, though it is clearly a small example, and a FIP 4.06 is not as pessimistic about his performance.
- Washington nationalists are no closer to the terms of an extension for either manager Dave Martinez or GM Mike Rizzo, according to Washington Post’s Jesse Dougherty (Twitter links). Both are in the final year of their current deals. Nationals have tried a fairly conservative organization and an organization that will not budget because of public perception. For their part, Martinez and Rizzo seem to have great confidence in the organization. Given that the Nats are heading to a World Series championship, it’s hard to imagine the man moving forward. Rizzo is the tall architect of these Nats – one of the most consistent contenders of the last decade – while Martinez it’s the culture of the club in its current iteration. He also has the respect and admiration of his players, by all accounts. This is pure conjecture, but Nats ownership can take a principled stance in anticipation of these additions. They have routinely let star players play the final seasons of their deals, and it shows an organizational continuity to do the same with Rizzo and Martinez.