On Wednesday Ken Rosenthal ruffled some feathers when he reported that Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman planned to opt out of his contract after the season. 

Rosenthal claims a player close to Chapman told him there was a “one million percent” chance the flamethrower will opt out.


Chapman signed a five-year, $86 million deal with the Yankees in 2017 and has the ability to opt out after the season.  The move could earn the closer a few million more with a new deal.

According to Chapman, the reports are false and he took to Instagram to officially issue a denial.

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