Aroldis Chapman’s nameplate and No. 54 are in place above his locker, which has already been stocked with T-shirts, caps, jerseys and gloves.
No question about it, the New York Yankees are ready for the long-awaited arrival of their new star closer.
Chapman is set to be activated Monday after serving a 29-game suspension under baseball’s domestic violence policy. The left-hander from Cuba, a four-time All-Star with a fastball that regularly exceeds 100 mph, will immediately move into the ninth-inning role for an imposing relief corps that already features Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller.