Aroldis Chapman pitches first simulated game since shoulder injury

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman struck out three and walked one in one inning during his first simulated game since going on the 10-day disabled list in mid-May because of a left shoulder injury.

Chapman threw 18 pitches against minor leaguers Saturday at Yankees' complex in Tampa, Florida.

Chapman hopes to return in the next week.

The hard-throwing left-hander has not pitched since May 12 because of what Yankees manager Joe Girardi has called tendinitis and bursitis in the shoulder.

Chapman is 1-0 with seven saves and a 3.55 ERA in 14 games this season.