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Aroldis Chapman | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Reds manager Bryan Price said after Monday's game that Aroldis Chapman was unavailable Monday due to an achy shoulder.
Chapman threw 28 pitches and walked all four batters he faced on Sunday, so it's not surprising Price wanted to stay away from him. Word of an "achy" shoulder is a bit concerning, but Price believes it's a day-to-day situation and hasn't ruled him out for Tuesday. "He’s just a little achy and it just doesn’t make sense at all for us to keep running him out there," said Price. "He was a little achy [Sunday]. I didn’t want to say anything but he was. By the time we knew there might be an issue, the damage was done yesterday." Aug 19 - 10:20 AM

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Aroldis Chapman walked each of the four batters he faced in the ninth inning, which eventually allowed the Rockies to walk off winners in the first game of Sunday's double-header.

Chapman threw 28 pitches, but only 12 were strikes. The Reds' trainer came out to check on Chapman during the ordeal, but the lefty appeared to be okay. It's certainly uncharacteristic of Chapman to be that spotty with his command. Following the outing, Chapman has a 2.82 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and a 74/18 K/BB ratio with 26 saves in 28 chances.
Aug 17 - 8:38 PM

Aroldis Chapman picked up his 26th save with a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Rockies, but his record streak of 49 straight relief appearances with a strikeout came to an end.

Michael McKenry ruined things, lining into a game-ending double play before Chapman could get his strikeout. It's the first time since last Aug. 19 that Chapman has gone an appearance without a strikeout. He currently has 74 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings this year.
Aug 16 - 12:25 AM

Aroldis Chapman struck out one in a scoreless ninth, picking up his 25th save of the season.

Chapman did allow a ninth inning single, but other than that he did what he usually does. He now has 69 strikeouts in just over 35 innings pitched. Chapman has a 2.04 ERA and is 25-for-27 in save opportunities.
Aug 1 - 11:04 PM

Aroldis Chapman worked around a ninth-inning walk to grab his 24th save of the season in Thursday's win against the Marlins.

Chapman walked Casey McGehee to begin the bottom of the ninth, but instantly erased his mistake with a ground ball double play. He fanned Marcell Ozuna to end the ballgame, extending his major league record for consecutive appearances with a strikeout to 46. Chapman is 24-for-26 in save opportunities with a 2.10 ERA and a 68/12 K/BB ratio.
Jul 31 - 10:01 PM

Aroldis Chapman slammed the door on the D'Backs in a 1-2-3 ninth inning on Tuesday, preserving a win for starter Mike Leake.

For the 33rd consecutive time this season, and 45th consecutive time since August 21 last season, Chapman recorded at least one strikeout -- a major league record. The fireballing lefty is now 23-for-25 in save chances with a 2.16 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, and 67/11 K/BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings.
Jul 29 - 9:47 PM

Aroldis Chapman earned a four-out save Saturday in the Reds' defeat of the Nationals.

Chapman showed no ill effects of the hamstring injury that has bothered him for much of July, retiring four of the five batters he faced with impressive velocity readings. The left-hander hit 102 mph at one point. Chapman has 22 saves, a 2.30 ERA, and a 0.83 WHIP.
Jul 26 - 6:45 PM

Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) took the loss Sunday afternoon against the Yankees.

It's hard to put all of the blame on the flame-throwing left-hander given that the Yankees' winning run scored on a pop-up behind first base that should have been caught. Chapman tweaked his left hamstring in Tuesday's All-Star Game, but he should be fine and his job is safe.
Jul 21 - 3:33 AM

Aroldis Chapman tweaked his left hamstring while covering first base during his appearance in Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Chapman has been nursing a sore hamstring off and on for a while, as it caused him to miss a save opportunity earlier this month. However, he said the he expects to be fine for the opening of the second half on Friday.
Jul 16 - 12:13 AM

Aroldis Chapman struck out all three batters he faced in a perfect ninth inning Sunday, earning his 21st save against the Pirates.

The dominant left-hander has now struck out 60 batters in 29 2/3 innings of work this year. He's converted all five save chances in July after blowing his last chance of June, and Chapman owns a 2.12 ERA and 0.78 WHIP overall. He'll continue to be a top-flight fantasy option in the second half.
Jul 13 - 6:45 PM

Aroldis Chapman struck out the side Friday against the Pirates to convert his 20th save of the season.

Of course he did. With Friday's performance, Chapman has 40 straight relief appearances with a strikeout, which is a new MLB record. The fireballing left-hander has a 2.20 ERA and 57 strikeouts over just 28 2/3 innings this season. He's 20-for-22 in save chances.
Jul 11 - 11:03 PM

Aroldis Chapman touched off a benches-clearing incident in Thursday's Cubs-Reds game after throwing some high-and-tight pitches during a scoreless ninth.

Chapman buzzed a couple of guys in a tie game, leading to much jawing in the Cubs dugout. Chapman tried to show the Cubs players up after the frame, smiling and waving his glove dismissively at that, and the jawing continued after Anthony Rizzo took his position at first base (near the Reds dugout) to begin the bottom of the ninth, leading to the incident. Chapman wasn't so much involved then, as Alfredo Simon instead thrust himself into the middle of the fracas. Fortunately, no punches were thrown and the series is now over, giving both sides some time to cool down.
Jul 10 - 5:04 PM

Aroldis Chapman fanned the side in a perfect ninth inning for his 19th save in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

The Cubs were no match for Chapman's stuff, as he made quick work of Junior Lake, Justin Ruggiano, and Mike Olt. Chapman is 19-for-21 in save opportunities with a 2.36 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and a 52/9 K/BB ratio.
Jul 9 - 10:11 PM

Aroldis Chapman tossed a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday for his 18th save of the season.

Chapman was unavailable Sunday due to a sore hamstring, but he felt well enough to give it a go Tuesday. It wasn't without some drama, as the hard-throwing southpaw gave up a single and a walk, but he managed to strike out Ryan Sweeney swinging to end the threat and lock down the victory. Chapman is now 18-for-20 in save chances to go along with a dominant 2.45 ERA and 49/9 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings.
Jul 8 - 4:39 PM

Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) said Monday that he would be available to pitch.

Chapman tweaked his right hamstring prior to Sunday's game, which resulted in Jonathan Broxton garnering a save chance. However, he reported improvement Monday and appears ready to roll.
Jul 7 - 7:25 PM

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2Ramon Santiago
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S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
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2Jonathan Broxton
3JJ Hoover
4Sam LeCure
5Manny Parra
6Logan Ondrusek
7Trevor Bell
8Jumbo Diaz
9Carlos Contreras
10Sean Marshall