The Cubs officially announced the acquisition of Aroldis Chapman Monday afternoon:
Official: #Cubs acquire Aroldis Chapman from NYY for Gleyber Torres, Adam Warren, Billy McKinney & Rashad Crawford. pic.twitter.com/K6KboXmZvc— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 25, 2016
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:
Hearing A. Chapman will be flying to Chicago today. Don't know if avail for game or anything. Trade has not been announced, officially.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) July 25, 2016
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.