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Aroldis Chapman Says He’s Willing to Pitch for USA at 2017 WBC

class="ui-droppable">New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman said he would be willing to play for the United States in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. 

Chapman told ESPN.com's Marly Rivera that if Team USA manager Jim Leyland were to invite him, he "would love to" wear the U.S. uniform. The left-hander added that he "can close, but I can also go to the bullpen and throw the seventh or the eighth inning, whatever they need."

The 28-year-old Chapman is from Cuba and played for his home country during the 2009 World Baseball Classic. He went 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA and eight strikeouts in 6.1 innings for a Cuban team that was eliminated by Japan in the second round. 

Chapman did become a U.S. citizen in a ceremony on ...

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