Yankees' Aroldis Chapman injures hand in celebration, but will be OK for ALCSSporting News — (Thomas Lott)
Injuries keep occurring for the Yankees even in the postseason.
Closer Aroldis Chapman hurt his hand on a bottle during the team's postgame festivities after the Yankees finished off the sweep of the Twins in three games in the American League Division Series on Monday.
Chapman's hand was heavily bandaged after the incident, but he insisted it's not a big deal.
“I was just celebrating and everyone was jumping around,’’ Chapman said through an interpreter, via the New York Post. “I got hit with a bottle, but it’s fine.”
Chapman told ESPN Tuesday night he had iced his hand, the bandage was off, and he "feels fine." He planned to have a full workout Wednesday.
General manager Brian Cashman didn't sound worried.
“He had a huge smile on his face, so I think that was a good sign,’’ Cashman said.
This came just hours after setup man Zack Britton tweaked his ankle covering first base in the bottom of the seventh.
He left the game in the eighth inning, forcing Chapman to get the final five outs of the game. Britton he said he will be fine, as well.
The Yankees set an MLB record this year, sending 30 different players to the injured list, which broke the Dodgers' previous record of 28.
New York will face the winner of the Astros-Rays ALDS in the American League Championship Series, which will begin Saturday.