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 Posted: Mon May 15th, 2017 04:16 am
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The New York Yankees will be without Aroldis Chapman for a while, as the club placed the southpaw reliever on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 13, with left rotator cuff inflammation.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman admitted he doesn't anticipate the fireballer returning until June, at the earliest.

"He's going to be shut down for two weeks and then we'll reassess. ... You're probably looking at a minimum of a month if everything goes right," Cashman said Sunday, according to The Associated Press.

Chapman was seen shaking out his arm in the ninth inning of Friday's 5-1 loss to the Houston Astros, where he uncharacteristically allowed an earned run on three hits. Though he temporarily persuaded training staff to let him remain in the game, manager Joe Girardi took note of his discomfort.

"I saw that too," Girardi told Chris Ryan of on Friday. "He said he was fine. No pain, no nothing. I don't know if it's because it's a colder night, windy, not really sure. But that was my concern."

Chapman reportedly had an MRI on Saturday, which revealed no structural damage, according to ESPN's Marly Rivera.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees recalled right-hander Chad Green from Triple-A.