The former star closer has been rehabbing an Achilles injury for nearly a month. The hard-throwing lefty posted nine saves with a 3.86 ERA before going on the injured list. Clay Holmes and his demon sinker have since taken over and been a perfect 11-for-11 in save opportunities.
And yet, manager Aaron Boone seems more than ready to mix and match once Chapman returns. Holmes will be a high-leverage arm facing the “toughest parts of the lineup” while Chapman does the rest.