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Aroldis Chapman’s hand is good to go for the ALCS

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This is not terribly surprising given how everyone involved shrugged it off the other day, but the Yankees said this afternoon that closer Aroldis Chapman‘s pitching hand is going to be just fine for the ALCS starting on Saturday.

Chapman’s pitching hand was heavily bandaged during the post-game celebration following the Yankees’ clinching victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Chapman said “I got hit with a bottle, but it’s fine.” Brian Cashman said it was probably fine too.

Now we know for sure that it is.

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Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.