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Aroldis Chapman | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Aroldis Chapman tossed a perfect ninth inning Wednesday in a win over the Twins to record his 16th save of the season.
Chapman was given the task of protecting a one-run lead and had no trouble doing so, getting a weak popout and a strikeout before Billy Hamilton ended things with a diving catch in shallow center field. The fireballing left-hander is having another dominant season, as he's been scored upon just once in his last 10 appearances and has converted 16 of 17 save chances. Jul 1 - 3:57 PM

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Reds activated LHP Aroldis Chapman from the paternity leave list.

Chapman had been away from the team since Monday to attend the birth of his child. He's in uniform and available should a save situation arise on Thursday.
Jun 25 - 6:07 PM

Aroldis Chapman is expected to rejoin the Reds on Thursday.

Chapman was placed on the paternity leave list Monday afternoon. The flame-throwing Cuban closer has a 2.01 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings this season. Reds manager Bryan Price told reporters he's going to play the matchups if a save opportunities arises while Chapman is away from the team.
Jun 23 - 4:04 PM

Reds placed RHP Aroldis Chapman on the paternity leave list.

The flame-throwing closer should be back in a couple of days. Reds manager Bryan Price will likely play a matchups game if a save opportunity arises. Chapman, 27, has a 2.01 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings this season along with 15 saves in 16 chances.
Jun 22 - 3:46 PM

Aroldis Chapman recorded three strikeouts to escape a bases loaded, no out jam in the ninth inning, earning his 15th save in Sunday's 5-2 victory versus the Marlins.

The Marlins' leadoff batter in the bottom of the ninth reached on Todd Frazier's throwing error. Chapman then allowed a single and a walk to load the bases with no outs. The lefty -- impressively, even for him -- got three straight strikeouts to end the game unscathed. It's Chapman's third consecutive three-strikeout appearance and he's now 15-for-16 in save chances with a 2.01 ERA and a 56/19 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings.
Jun 21 - 4:22 PM

Aroldis Chapman fanned the side, closing out the Tigers as the Reds enjoyed a 5-2 victory on Tuesday.

Chapman struck out J.D. Martinez and Rajai Davis before allowing a single to Nick Castellanos. The lefty fanned James McCann to end the contest. It's the fifth time this season Chapman has struck out three batters in an inning. He is now 14-for-15 in save opportunities with a 2.15 ERA and a 50/18 K/BB ratio in 29 1/3 innings.
Jun 16 - 10:34 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Nationals have engaged in trade discussions with the Reds involving Aroldis Chapman.

Morosi cautions that no deal is close at the moment. While Chapman would certainly be an upgrade to any bullpen, the Nationals currently have Drew Storen locking down the ninth inning and may want to utilize Chapman in more of a setup capacity rather than the ninth inning.
Jun 12 - 7:58 PM

Aroldis Chapman nailed down his 12th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Chapman protecting a three-run lead against the Phillies lineup had to be one of the easiest saves in history, and he dispatched of them in 12 pitches on a foulout, strikeout and lineup. The fireballer is 12-of-13 in save chances this season and has struck out 45 over 27 1/3 innings.
Jun 10 - 4:17 PM

Aroldis Chapman was again leaky versus the Phillies, but still managed to get the save as the Reds wrapped up a 6-4 victory on Monday.

Chapman had blown the save on June 3 against the Phillies. Trailing three runs, the Phillies again rallied, but were only able to push across one run. Chapman walked Carlos Ruiz to lead off the inning. He advanced to second base on a grounder for the second out, then advanced to third and home on two wild pitches. Chapman followed up with a walk to Andres Blanco, but struck out Chase Utley to end the game. Chapman is 11-for-12 in save chances on the year with a 2.39 ERA and a 44/17 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings.
Jun 8 - 10:25 PM

Aroldis Chapman blew his first save of the season, allowing a three-run home run in the ninth inning as the Reds eventually lost in 11 innings to the Phillies on Wednesday.

Chapman had gone 74 2/3 innings between allowing home runs, the second-longest active homerless streak. Starter Mike Leake took the mound in the ninth inning to attempt to complete a shutout, but put the first two batters he faced on base on singles. Chapman came in, getting Chase Utley out on a sacrifice fly to make it 4-1, but then walked Ryan Howard and allowed a game-tying home run to Maikel Franco. He allowed another walk before getting consecutive fly outs to end the inning. Chapman has otherwise been excellent for the Reds this season, getting the save in 9 of 10 chances with a 2.31 ERA and a 38/15 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings.
Jun 3 - 10:47 PM

Aroldis Chapman tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Friday for his eighth save of the season.

Chapman struck out two in the inning and worked around a one-out single from Bryce Harper to notch the save. While this is mostly about how bad the Reds have been recently, this was just his third save this month. The hard-throwing left-hander has a 1.69 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 11 walks over 21 1/3 innings of work this season.
May 29 - 10:25 PM

Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless top of the ninth inning against the Rockies on Tuesday and earned the win when the Reds won it in the bottom of the inning.

Chapman had good and bad moments, allowing a hit and a walk but striking out three in the scoreless frame. It has been a mixed bag for the lefty of late, as he owns an uncharacteristic 1.43 WHIP but still has a shiny 1.77 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings of work this year. Even with the bumps, he remains an elite closer for his strikeout ability alone.
May 26 - 10:11 PM

Aroldis Chapman got the loss on Monday against the Braves, giving up a run in his only inning of work.

Chapman took the loss on Sunday as well, ending a streak of 13 consecutive scoreless appearances to begin the season. The Braves singled twice to put runners on first and second with one out in the ninth inning. Phil Gosselin stole third base, then scored when Chapman uncorked a two-out wild pitch. Despite back-to-back losses, there's no reason to worry about Chapman. He has a 1.26 ERA with a 25/6 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings.
May 11 - 11:54 PM

Aroldis Chapman finished off Wednesday's 3-0 shutout win against the Pirates with a scoreless ninth inning, earning his sixth save of the season in the process.

Chapman allowed a one-out double to Jung Ho Kang, but got Josh Harrison to fly out and Francisco Cervelli to ground out to end the contest. He didn't record a strikeout for just the second time in 13 appearances. Chapman is 6-for-6 in save chances with a 0.00 ERA and a 22/6 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings.
May 6 - 9:53 PM

Aroldis Chapman made quick work of the Brewers in the ninth inning, cinching the Reds' 4-2 win on Tuesday.

Chapman struck out Elian Herrera, got Ryan Braun to ground out, and struck out Adam Lind in an easy ninth. The flame-throwing lefty has, as expected, been lights-out to begin the year. He's 5-for-5 in save opportunities with a spotless ERA and a 19/3 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings.
Apr 28 - 9:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Michael Lorenzen
5Raisel Iglesias
6Josh Smith
7Jon Moscot
8Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3JJ Hoover
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Nate Adcock
8Sean Marshall
9Pedro Villarreal
10Carlos Contreras