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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Francisco Liriano throws during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees in New York. The Detroit Tigers have added depth to their pitching staff by agreeing to a $4 million, one-year contract with left-hander Liriano. The move was announced during the Tigers' spring training opener Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, against the Yankees. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Liriano agrees to $4 million, 1-year deal with Tigers
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Francisco Liriano throws during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees in New York. The Detroit Tigers have added depth to their pitching staff by agreeing to a $4 million, one-year contract with left-hander Liriano. The move was announced during the Tigers' spring training opener Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, against the Yankees. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, right, and Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire, left, meet with the umpires before a baseball spring exhibition game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Boone is managing his first baseball game at any level. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Boone a winner in Yanks' spring training opener
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, right, and Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire, left, meet with the umpires before a baseball spring exhibition game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Boone is managing his first baseball game at any level. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone stands with bench coach Josh Bard, left, before a baseball spring exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Boone is managing his first baseball game at any level. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Boone a winner in Yanks' spring training opener
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone stands with bench coach Josh Bard, left, before a baseball spring exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Boone is managing his first baseball game at any level. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone wears a hat honoring the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as he watches batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Boone a winner in Yanks' spring training opener
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone wears a hat honoring the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as he watches batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire wears a hat honoring the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, before a baseball spring exhibition game against the New York Yankees, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Boone a winner in Yanks' spring training opener
Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire wears a hat honoring the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, before a baseball spring exhibition game against the New York Yankees, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
New York Yankees' Brandon Drury (29) walks off the field after batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Drury hopes to launch Yankees career after remaking swing
New York Yankees' Brandon Drury (29) walks off the field after batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
When you think "underdog," you gotta think "New York Yankees"
Brian Cashman: Yankees are ‘little engine that could’
When you think "underdog," you gotta think "New York Yankees"
When you think "underdog," you gotta think "New York Yankees"
Brian Cashman: Yankees are ‘little engine that could’
When you think "underdog," you gotta think "New York Yankees"
FILE - This March 28, 2015 file photo shows Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talking with fellow Texas Rangers in the dugout during a spring training baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the San Diego Padres in Surprise, Ariz. Wilson has been traded from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees. The Rangers selected Wilson in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft during the winter meetings in December 2013, about two months before he led the Seahawks to a win over Denver in the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to join Yankees' camp Monday
FILE - This March 28, 2015 file photo shows Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talking with fellow Texas Rangers in the dugout during a spring training baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the San Diego Padres in Surprise, Ariz. Wilson has been traded from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees. The Rangers selected Wilson in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft during the winter meetings in December 2013, about two months before he led the Seahawks to a win over Denver in the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Steven Souza Jr. celebrates after his walk off home run off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jacob Barnes during the ninth inning of an interleague baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
Surprised by trade, Souza take prime role with Diamondbacks
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Steven Souza Jr. celebrates after his walk off home run off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jacob Barnes during the ninth inning of an interleague baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
Former MLB slugger Mo Vaughn joins Tiki and Tierney to discuss how the Yankees should insert Mike Stanton into their lineup.
Tiki and Tierney: Mo Vaughn talks New York Yankees
Former MLB slugger Mo Vaughn joins Tiki and Tierney to discuss how the Yankees should insert Mike Stanton into their lineup.
Former MLB slugger Mo Vaughn joins Tiki and Tierney to discuss how the Yankees should insert Mike Stanton into their lineup.
Tiki and Tierney: Mo Vaughn talks New York Yankees
Former MLB slugger Mo Vaughn joins Tiki and Tierney to discuss how the Yankees should insert Mike Stanton into their lineup.
Former MLB slugger Mo Vaughn joins Tiki and Tierney to discuss how the Yankees should insert Mike Stanton into their lineup.
Tiki and Tierney: Mo Vaughn talks New York Yankees
Former MLB slugger Mo Vaughn joins Tiki and Tierney to discuss how the Yankees should insert Mike Stanton into their lineup.
Former MLB slugger Mo Vaughn joins Tiki and Tierney to discuss how the Yankees should insert Mike Stanton into their lineup.
Tiki and Tierney: Mo Vaughn talks New York Yankees
Former MLB slugger Mo Vaughn joins Tiki and Tierney to discuss how the Yankees should insert Mike Stanton into their lineup.
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Brandon Drury waits to hit prior to the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Phoenix. The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Newly acquired Drury now front-runner to play 3B for Yankees
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Brandon Drury waits to hit prior to the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Phoenix. The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone talks with Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman at baseball spring training camp, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Newly acquired Drury now front-runner to play 3B for Yankees
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone talks with Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman at baseball spring training camp, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
A three-team MLB trade saw the New York Yankees acquire infielder Brandon Drury.
Yankees acquire Drury in three-team deal with Diamondbacks, Rays
A three-team MLB trade saw the New York Yankees acquire infielder Brandon Drury.
<p>New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman was allowed to travel to Cuba for the first time in more than eight years and he received a warm welcome in his hometown of Holguin during the off-season, according to ESPN&#39;s Marly Rivera.</p><p>In July 2009, Chapman defected from Cuba when he left the national team during a tournament in the Netherlands and headed to Amsterdam and Barcelona. He eventually landed in Andorra in the Pyrenees, where he established residency that allowed him to become a free agent under baseball&#39;s rules. He attempted to defect in 2008 and was unsuccessful so Cuba kept him off the 2008 Olympic team in Beijing. </p><p><em>Watch Chapman make his return below:</em></p><p>Chapman is coming off a season in which he recorded 22 saves with a 3.22 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 50 1/3 innings. He turns 30 years old later this month.</p>
Watch: Aroldis Chapman Returns To Cuba For First Time In Eight Years

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman was allowed to travel to Cuba for the first time in more than eight years and he received a warm welcome in his hometown of Holguin during the off-season, according to ESPN's Marly Rivera.

In July 2009, Chapman defected from Cuba when he left the national team during a tournament in the Netherlands and headed to Amsterdam and Barcelona. He eventually landed in Andorra in the Pyrenees, where he established residency that allowed him to become a free agent under baseball's rules. He attempted to defect in 2008 and was unsuccessful so Cuba kept him off the 2008 Olympic team in Beijing.

Watch Chapman make his return below:

Chapman is coming off a season in which he recorded 22 saves with a 3.22 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 50 1/3 innings. He turns 30 years old later this month.

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor smiles as he finishes up with batting practice at the Indians spring training facility, in Goodyear, Ariz. Even months after Clevelands unexpected loss to the New York Yankees in the AL playoffs, the Indians All-Star shortstop hasnt shaken the sting of a special season ending well short of a World Series title. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Indians' Lindor: new hair color, old pain from playoff loss
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor smiles as he finishes up with batting practice at the Indians spring training facility, in Goodyear, Ariz. Even months after Clevelands unexpected loss to the New York Yankees in the AL playoffs, the Indians All-Star shortstop hasnt shaken the sting of a special season ending well short of a World Series title. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays&#39; Jake Odorizzi delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. The Twins have acquired Odorizzi from the Rays for minor league infielder Jermaine Palacios, securing some needed depth for their rotation. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Odorizzi welcomes cost-cutting Rays deal to optimistic Twins
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Jake Odorizzi delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. The Twins have acquired Odorizzi from the Rays for minor league infielder Jermaine Palacios, securing some needed depth for their rotation. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
New York Yankees&#39; Aaron Judge (99) and Giancarlo Stanton 927) stretch at baseball spring training camp, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Must-see BP: Yanks' Stanton, Judge hit together for 1st time
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge (99) and Giancarlo Stanton 927) stretch at baseball spring training camp, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
New York Yankees&#39; Aaron Judge hits during batting practice at baseball spring training camp, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Must-see BP: Yanks' Stanton, Judge hit together for 1st time
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits during batting practice at baseball spring training camp, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
New York Yankees&#39; Aaron Judge, left, and Giancarlo Stanton stretch at baseball spring training camp, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Must-see BP: Yanks' Stanton, Judge hit together for 1st time
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, and Giancarlo Stanton stretch at baseball spring training camp, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
New York Yankees&#39; Giancarlo Stanton hits during batting practice at baseball spring training camp, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Must-see BP: Yanks' Stanton, Judge hit together for 1st time
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton hits during batting practice at baseball spring training camp, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
New York Yankees&#39; Aaron Judge, left, and Giancarlo Stanton bump their gloves together after a throwing drill at baseball spring training camp, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Must-see BP: Yanks' Stanton, Judge hit together for 1st time
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, and Giancarlo Stanton bump their gloves together after a throwing drill at baseball spring training camp, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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