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Aroldis Chapman Expected to Take Part Fully in Yankees’ Preseason

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Aroldis Chapman was involved in a domestic violence incident during the off-season, but he does not face any criminal charges.

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Kim Klement/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

TAMPA, Fla. — Any suspension of Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman by Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, under its domestic violence policy is unlikely to begin before opening day, according to a baseball official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

While Major League Baseball can suspend Chapman from participating in spring training — as it did with Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes, who was suspended Tuesday at least until his criminal case is adjudicated — Manfred is unlikely to do so, allowing Chapman to participate in spring training games. The Yankees’ first spring training game is March 2 against the Detroit Tigers.

Manfred is reviewing reports…

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