Yankees' Chapman getting more comfortable with his split-finger fastball, a pitch one scout calls ‘nasty’

TAMPA, Fla. — When Aroldis Chapman unleashed it for the first time this spring, Aaron Boone just chuckled and felt sorry for the hitter and the catcher. In the stands, two scouts looked at each other and checked that they saw it right. The closer’s use of the splitter has been the talk of the Yankees bullpen this spring. For a reliever corps that has already taken a pretty big hit, losing set-up man Zack Britton for a few months, that is a good sign. The back of the bullpen, Chapman, Chad Green, Justin Wilson and Darren O’Day, look sharp and they have some unexpected arms that have been impres…

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