Chapman has first simulated game since shoulder injury

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman struck out three and walked one in one inning during his first simulated game since going on the 10-day disabled list in mid-May because of a left shoulder injury.

Chapman threw 18 pitches against minor leaguers Saturday at Yankees' complex in Tampa, Florida.

Chapman hopes to return in the next week.

The hard-throwing left-hander has not pitched since May 12 because of what Yankees manager Joe Girardi has called tendinitis and bursitis in the shoulder.

Chapman is 1-0 with seven saves and a 3.55 ERA in 14 games this season.


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