Last fall, MLB pitcher Aroldis Chapman was involved in a domestic dispute with Cristina Barnea after police say he fired a gun inside of the garage of his Florida home. Though he was not charged with any crime, the MLB has announced that they will suspend Chapman for 30 games. He will be able to participate in all of spring training with the New York Yankees, who traded for him in the offseason, but he is set to begin serving out his suspension on opening day.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred released a statement regarding the matter.
Commissioner Manfred announced that A. Chapman has accepted a 30-game suspension w/o pay, effective Opening Day: pic.twitter.com/SrEaCTfei0
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) March 1, 2016
Aroldis Chapman also released a statement.
Chapman statement: pic.twitter.com/FujaLvE9aR
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) March 1, 2016