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Aroldis Chapman lands on 10-day disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation

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The Yankees placed left-hander Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation, the team announced on Sunday. The move is retroactive to May 13. Chapman appeared to have some discomfort on the mound during Friday’s outing, but an MRI revealed no significant structural damage to his shoulder. According to pregame comments made by general manager Brian Cashman, the lefty will be out for at least two weeks, and is expected to miss up to a month during the rehab process.

Chapman, 29, delivered five runs, six walks and 21 strikeouts over 12 2/3 innings this season, good for a 3.55 ERA and seven saves. He’s looking to build on an impressive run in 2016, when he split the season between the Yankees’ and Cubs’ bullpens and produced a cumulative 1.55 ERA and 36 saves over 58 innings. This is the first time he’s gone on the DL for a rotator cuff injury since 2011, when he missed 39 days with a similar bout of shoulder inflammation during his second year with the Reds.

While neither Chapman nor the Yankees expect to be without their star closer for long, they’ll turn to setup man Dellin Betances in the interim. Betances has been lights-out during 13 relief appearances this season, maintaining an 0.77 ERA while allowing one run, nine walks and striking out 22 of 48 batters faced in 11 2/3 innings.

Padres, Mariners join list of teams to extend netting

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The Reds announced earlier that they plan to extend the protective netting at Great American Ball Park in time for Opening Day next season. You can add the Padres and Mariners to what will surely be a growing list.

A young fan was struck in the face by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, which gave new life to the netting debate. Some fans and media types think Major League Baseball is not doing enough to protect fans. While Major League Baseball has issued guidelines for protective netting, it is ultimately up to the teams to decide just how much netting to use.

Zach Britton receives stem cell injection, likely done for the season

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Orioles closer Zach Britton is likely done for the remainder of the 2017 season after receiving a stem cell injection in his left knee, Peter Schmuck and Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun report. Britton has been battling knee problems for most of the season.

The Orioles are still technically in the AL Wild Card race, entering play Thursday 5.5 games behind the Twins for the second Wild Card slot. With only nine games remaining, however, the 73-80 Orioles are likely being realistic about their chances and not taking any unnecessary risks with Britton.

Britton, 29, put up a 2.89 ERA with 15 saves and a 29/18 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings this season. He will be eligible for arbitration for the fourth and final time this offseason.