After six years in New York Yankees pinstripes, hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman found himself on the move this off-season. The 35-year-old lefty joined the Kansas City Royals on a one-year, $8.75 million deal — with $3.75 million in guaranteed money.

Throwing alongside another nasty left-hander in Amir Garrett, Chapman has rediscovered the stuff that once made him one of baseball’s elite relievers.

Through 14 appearances, Chapman has a 2.84 ERA to go with 20 strikeouts. This is a major improvement from the latter portion of his tenure in New York.

Chapman battled control issues during his last two seasons with the Yankees, walking 66 batters across 92.2 innings pitched and losing the trust of Yankee management.

But the veteran seems to have squashed those problems this year, dropping his walk rate to 4.4 walks per nine innings while re-upping his strikeout rate.

Unfortunately for Chapman, the rest of the Royals team has not played at the same level. Kansas City currently sits in last place in the AL Central with a dismal 10-27 record.

As one of the team’s standout players and with just a one-year contract, Chapman becomes a primary trade candidate for the Royals.