The Latest: Yankees' Chapman undecided on contract opt-out
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local):
Aroldis Chapman says he has not yet decided whether to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the New York Yankees, which guarantees $30 million.
Chapman was at the World Series on Saturday to receive the AL Reliever of the Year award from Mariano Rivera. Milwaukee's Josh Hader got the NL honor from Trevor Hoffman.
Traded by the Yankees to the Chicago Cubs in July 2016, Chapman returned to the Yankees as a free agent that December for an $86 million, five-year deal that included $15 million salaries in 2020 and '21.
The 31-year-old left-hander received the award a week after allowing a pennant-winning home run to Houston's José Altuve in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series.
Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki was out of the starting lineup for Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night after injuring his right hip flexor.
Suzuki had not been expected to start with left-hander Patrick Corbin on the mound for Washington. Yan Gomes has been Corbin's personal catcher all season. But Suzuki's availability for the rest of the series is in question.
Suzuki was pinch hit for in the sixth inning of Washington's 4-1 loss to Houston on Friday, which pulled the Astros to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Gomes is 2 for 10 with one RBI in the World Series.
Raudy Reed and Tres Barrera are the other catchers on Washington's 40-man roster.
NL Championship Series MVP Howie Kendrick was back in the Nationals' starting lineup at second base, a night after Asdrúbal Cabrera was at second. Kendrick pinch hit and singled in the eighth inning of Game 3. The designated hitter in Houston, Kendrick has three errors in the postseason.
With no DH, rookie Yordan Álvarez remained out of the Astros' starting lineup. George Springer moved from center field to right, Jake Marisnick started in center and Josh Reddick moved to the bench.
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