h/t to Kevin S. for letting me know about the initial tweet.
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been suspended for thirty games for violating baseball’s domestic violence policy and will not appeal the decision.
Thirty games means that Chapman will miss the month of April but will be cleared to finish the rest of the year closing for New York.
Seeing as how Chapman is not appealing the decision and worked alongside MLBPA during this time probably helped as well.
Per Sherman, Chapman is allowed to finish preseason and spring training. The suspended games are during the regular season only.
More information per Billy Witz on twitter:
Finally, in its entirety, is Chapman’s statement, released via the Yankees and Ken Rosenthal:
Today, I accepted a 30 game suspension from Major League Baseball resulting from my actions on October 30, 2015. I want to be clear, I did not in any way harm my girlfriend that evening. However, I should have exercised better judgment with respect to certain actions, and for that I am sorry. The decision to accept a suspension, as opposed to appealing one, was made after careful consideration. I made this decision in an effort to minimize the distractions that an appeal would cause the Yankees, my new teammates and most importantly, my family. I have learned from this matter, and I look forward to being part of the Yankees’ quest for a 28th World Series title. Out of respect for my teammates and my family, I will have no further comment.