Hal Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, doesn't believe Aroldis Chapman's 30-day suspension for violating MLB's domestic violence policy last season will be a problem as he gets set to begin his second stint with the club.
"Quite frankly it was manageable the minute he got here last year," Steinbrenner said Thursday, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. "He was great. Look, he admitted he messed up. He paid the penalty. Sooner or later we forget, right?
"That's the way we're supposed to be in life. He did everything right, and said everything right, when he was with us."
According to police, Chapman allegedly choked his girlfriend in an October 2015 argument, though he didn't face criminal charges.
After conducting its own investigation, however, MLB suspended Chapman for the first 29 games of the 2016 season.