Yankees' Boone: Chapman's ban could be delayed until 2021

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New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman might not serve his suspension for throwing near the head of Tampa Bay Rays utility player Mike Brosseau until the 2021 campaign.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that Chapman could have a second hearing regarding his appeal of the three-game ban stemming from a contest on Sept. 1, which would delay the suspension until next season, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

Chapman has vigorously argued against the punishment for throwing at Brosseau's head, a source told Jack Curry of YES Network. He told reporters following the game that he didn't intentionally do it.

The suspension marks the first time the hard-throwing lefty was punished for an on-field infraction. He was handed a 30-game ban in March 2016 for violating MLB's domestic violence policy.

Yankees' Boone: Chapman's ban could be delayed until 2021
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