Aroldis Chapman’s season could be in jeopardy

The Yankees might have to get used to a bullpen that doesn’t include Aroldis Chapman.

On Saturday, general manager Brian Cashman said there was no telling when Chapman might be back from left knee tendinitis — or how effective the left-hander will be when he does return.

And he raised the possibility Chapman could miss the rest of the season.

“I can’t guarantee when we’re going to see [Chapman],’’ Cashman said of Chapman, who has been out since Aug. 22 and received two PRP injections. “I’m hopeful we’ll see him. The hope is [the shots] solve the issue and we get him back to where he was.”

Chapman has been bothered by the tendinitis for much of the season, but was able to pitch with it until the condition worsened during an outing against the Marlins on Aug. 21, when he had to leave a game in the bottom of the ninth.

The Yankees ended up winning that game, and manager Aaron Boone has been able to turn to other relievers with closing experience like Robertson and Zach Britton, as well as Betances, who picked up the save in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Detroit with a scoreless ninth.

“I know he’s going through the motions now of getting the treatments necessary,’’ Cashman said of Chapman. “Until he’s out there doing what we’ve seen him do in the past to the level he’s capable of doing it, it’s probably best for me to be cautious on that. The timeline is tougher because the season now only has a month left to go.”

The Yankees added lefty Stephen Tarpley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season who got the nod over another southpaw, Justus Sheffield.

Sheffield, the Yankees’ top pitching prospect, has made three straight outings out of the bullpen, but the team wants him to gain more experience in the role before he gets to the majors. And they also don’t have room on the 40-man roster for Sheffield after the acquisition of Andrew McCutchen and Adeiny Hechavarria.

No one, though, can fill Chapman’s spot.

“The expectation is we’ll get him back,” Cashman said of the closer. “Will he still feel it? I don’t know. We’re going to find out, one way or the other. I know he’s tough. He pitched through a lot of this all year. … We have our fingers crossed that we get him back and put everybody else where we want them to be, but we’re also thankful we have players that are more than capable of doing the job. We’re better equipped than most to handle losing your closer for a period of time, if not the entire time.”

Betances, who gave up a pair of homers on Thursday — is convinced Chapman won’t miss the rest of the season — despite the GM’s concerns.

“I’m not Cashman, but I know Chapman is coming back,’’ said Betances, who became the first relief pitcher in MLB history to record strikeouts in each of his first five seasons. “Chapman’s a monster. You can’t keep that guy out. From talking to him, he’s starting to feel better. I just know he’s one of a kind and will fight through anything.”

Betances is beat up, as well. The cut on his right ring finger opened again on Saturday and had to be tended to, but he finished the inning and insisted it doesn’t bother him when he throws.

“The cut is just annoying right now,’’ Betances said. “It doesn’t really affect me except for the constant blood.”

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