NYY Aroldis Chapman Could Face Spring Training Ban
(New York Daily News)
One possible sanction against new Evil Empire closer Aroldis Chapman could be a complete ban on participation in Spring Training. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has the power to impose such a penalty if the fireballer is suspended for an alleged domestic violence incident. Baseball's new domestic violence policy give Manfred significant leeway in cracking down on alleged offenders like Chapman. Allegedly, last October, the new ninth inning pitcher of "The Pinstriped Posers" fired eight gunshots after an argument with his girlfriend—then (as she told police) he "choked" her and pushed her against a wall. Just call him, "Mr. Nice Guy".