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Aroldis Chapman Will Join The Cubs Tuesday

You'll have to wait one more day for the Cubs' new reliever.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Cubs officially announced the acquisition of Aroldis Chapman Monday afternoon:

However, he won't join the team for Monday night's game against the White Sox at the Cell. From the Cubs' press release:

The Chicago Cubs today acquired left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees for infielder Gleyber Torres, right-handed pitcher Adam Warren, and outfielders Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford. Chapman is expected to join the Cubs for tomorrow night’s game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

It's probably just as well. Chapman threw 17 pitches Friday night and 36 on Saturday against the Giants at Yankee Stadium. Then he flew with the Yankees to Houston, where they open a series tonight against the Astros. So now he's got to get on another plane to get to Chicago. That's apparently happening sometime this afternoon:

That Jesse Rogers tweet was sent before the official announcement of the deal. So, give Aroldis a day to get his bearings, and the Cubs will add him to the active roster for Tuesday's game, at which time we'll get a corresponding roster move (which I expect to be the DFA of Clayton Richard).

Maybe it won't matter with Jake Arrieta going tonight against the Sox.