New York closer Aroldis Chapman and Toronto slugger Jose Bautista both made their spring training debuts Thursday during the Blue Jays' 11-4 win over the Yankees.
Chapman hit Bautista with a pitch in the fifth, when the left-hander gave up a run, hit two batters and walked two others during two-thirds of an inning. Chapman reached 99 mph and was consistently around 96-97 — 17 of his 26 pitches were balls.
Acquired from Cincinnati in December, Chapman will begin serving a 30-game suspension at the start of the season, a penalty he agreed to under baseball's new domestic violence policy.
Bautista was a designated hitter for five innings. He earlier popped out and struck out.
Toronto delayed Bautista's first game in an effort to help him stay stronger throughout the season.
Andrew Miller, who will retain the closer role during Chapman's absence, gave up four hits, including a two-run single to Josh Donaldson in the third.
The Associated Press