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Aroldis Chapman says Cubs manager Joe Maddon 'abused him a bit'

Aroldis Chapman says Cubs manager Joe Maddon 'abused him a bit'

Aroldis Chapman wasn't expected to be much more than a rental when the Cubs acquired the top-flight closer from the Yankees for top prospect Gleyber Torres and three others in July.

Chapman, a Yankee again after finalizing a five-year, $86 million contract Thursday, insinuated Friday he felt like Cubs manager Joe Maddon used him like one.

During a conference call to talk about his new deal, the left-hander questioned Maddon's decisions to use him so much toward the end of the run to the franchise's first World Series championship since 1908.

"I think he was wrong in the way he used me," Chapman said. "He abused me a bit on how much he made me pitch, and...

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