Joe Girardi hopes to have Aroldis Chapman back on Friday

Aug 15, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches against the New York Mets during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium.  Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The hamstring injury that New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman sustained on Tuesday night does not appear to be serious.

Chapman was seen wincing in pain after getting the final out in Tuesday’s win over the Mets. He had tweaked his hamstring, which caused him to miss Wednesday’s game, but he was back to running and throwing on Thursday.

After the Yankees beat the Mets 7-5 on Thursday, manager Joe Girardi said he hoped to have Chapman back on Friday.

The 65-55 Yankees did not miss a beat on Thursday. Dellin Betances closed out the win and picked up his eighth save of the season. But considering Betances has pitched four of the last five days, Girardi would like to get him a rest. Having Chapman back would allow for that possibility.

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