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Breaking: Aroldis Chapman Signs With The Yankees

Aroldis Chapman to the Yankees.

The New York Yankees have agreed to a record free-agency contract with relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman.

The 28-year-old closer and the Yankees have agreed to a five-year, $86 million deal, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The deal has been confirmed by multiple other reporters.

This is the largest contract in MLB history for a relief pitcher. The previous high was agreed to earlier this week, when former Washington National and Pittsburgh Pirate Mark Melancon agreed to a four-year deal with the San Francisco Giants worth $62 million.

Chapman, a four-time All-Star and one-time World Series champion, played for the Yankees for part of 2016 before getting traded to the Chicago Cubs. He said when he was traded that he'd love to come back to New York, and that's what has happened.

One elite closer remains a free agent - Kenley Jansen, who is also likely to command a massive contract.