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Aroldis granted second absence from Yankees camp

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TAMPA, Fla. -- For the second time this week, Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been granted an excused absence from the team's Spring Training camp to handle a personal matter.

Neither of the absences are believed to be related to Major League Baseball's investigation of Chapman for an alleged domestic incident that occurred Oct. 30 at the hurler's home in Davie, Fla.

TAMPA, Fla. -- For the second time this week, Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been granted an excused absence from the team's Spring Training camp to handle a personal matter.

Neither of the absences are believed to be related to Major League Baseball's investigation of Chapman for an alleged domestic incident that occurred Oct. 30 at the hurler's home in Davie, Fla.

"Shortly after we acquired him, they gave us some information about, 'Hey, there's something he needs to attend to on this particular date,'" Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "No problem."

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Commissioner Rob Manfred has said that he is close to ruling on pending domestic violence cases involving Chapman, the Rockies' Jose Reyes and the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig. Reyes has been placed on paid administrative leave pending his upcoming trial in Hawaii.

Chapman has said that he will appeal any potential discipline levied by MLB. The pitcher was accused by his girlfriend of pushing and choking her following an argument in his Davie, Fla., home. According to police, Chapman then fired eight gunshots into a wall and window while locked in the garage.

No criminal charges were filed following investigations by the Davie Police Department and the Office of the State Attorney, citing conflicting accounts and insufficient evidence.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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