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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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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

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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.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Jul 7 - 7:25 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said after Sunday's win over the Brewers that Aroldis Chapman was unavailable due to a sore hamstring.

It raised a few eyebrows when Jonathan Broxton was called upon to protect a two-run advantage in the ninth, and we now know why. Chapman is expected to be available on Tuesday. Broxton converted the save in his absence.
Jul 6 - 4:28 PM

Pitching for a fourth straight day, Aroldis Chapman gave up a run in the ninth and took his second blown save Saturday against the Giants.

Chapman probably should have had tonight off after working three straight days, but Bryan Price went back to him anyway, and he allowed a single, a walk and an RBI double before getting his first out of the frame. He pitched his way out of the jam from there, leaving the go-ahead run on third, but it took 31 pitches. Expect Jonathan Broxton to close Sunday if the opportunity arises. The Reds don't play Monday, so Chapman will get two days to rest.
Jun 29 - 1:53 AM

Aroldis Chapman worked a shutout ninth inning, striking out one, to pick up save No. 15 in the Reds' 3-1 victory Thursday over the Giants.

Chapman allowed a leadoff double to Buster Posey, but he induced a ground out from Pablo Sandoval, struck out pinch-hitter Mike Morse, and watched third baseman Todd Frazier make a great stab on Adam Duvall's liner to end the ballgame. The Reds' closer is having another phenomenal year despite a late start, going 15-for-16 in save chances with a 2.45 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and 44/7 K/BB ratio in 22 innings.
Jun 27 - 1:23 AM

Aroldis Chapman worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 14th save as the Reds defeated the Cubs 4-1 on Wednesday.

Chapman allowed a two-out double to Justin Ruggiano, but struck out pinch-hitter Mike Olt to end the ballgame -- his second punch-out of the inning. Despite Friday's struggles against the Blue Jays, Chapman has had a great season. He is now 14-for-15 in save chances with a 2.57 ERA, a 0.76 WHIP, and a 43/7 K/BB ratio in 21 innings.
Jun 25 - 11:09 PM

Aroldis Chapman struck out the side to preserve a one-run victory on Sunday versus the Blue Jays.

Chapman needed 18 pitches to get Erik Kratz, Dioner Navarro and Munenori Kawasaki to go down swinging. The flamethrower had a hiccup in a non-save situation earlier in the series versus the Jays, but he's been his usual dominant self this season otherwise, posting a 2.70 ERA with a whopping 41 strikeouts over 20 innings.
Jun 22 - 4:58 PM

Aroldis Chapman had a rare poor outing on Friday against the Blue Jays, giving up four runs on two hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning in a non-save situation.

With the score tied, Chapman entered the game to pitch the top of the ninth inning, but he issued a leadoff walk to Colby Rasmus to get into some early trouble. Munenori Kawasaki then dropped down a sacrifice bunt and Rasmus was brought home on a go-ahead double from Erik Kratz. Chapman struck out Jose Reyes for the second out, but allowed a run-scoring single to Melky Cabrera and walked Jose Bautista before being pulled. Sam LeCure then gave up a three-run homer to Edwin Encarnacion to put the game out of reach. It was a pretty stunning outing for Chapman, who hadn't allowed a run since way back on May 19. His ERA jumped from 0.98 ERA to 2.84 with the outing. He'll look to get back to his usual dominance next time out.
Jun 21 - 12:00 AM

Aroldis Chapman worked around a one-out walk and single to record his 12th save in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

It was actually one of the few signs of humanity Chapman has shown in 16 appearances this season. Entering Tuesday's outing, he had strung together eight perfect outings out of his last nine. Overall, he has a 1.06 ERA, 0.65 WHIP, and a 33/5 K/BB ratio while converting 12 of 13 save chances.
Jun 17 - 11:42 PM

Aroldis Chapman tossed a perfect ninth inning Friday against the Brewers for his 11th save of the season.

Chapman struck out two batters in the inning. The 26-year-old fireballer hasn't allowed a run in his last 11 appearances and owns a ridiculous 1.13 ERA and 31/4 K/BB ratio over 16 innings since coming off the DL. He's 11-for-12 in save opportunities this season.
Jun 14 - 12:57 AM

Working in a non-save situation, Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning as the Reds defeated the Dodgers 5-0 on Wednesday.

Chapman, pitching for the first time since Sunday, was just getting some work in. The lefty retired Yasiel Puig on a foul out, then struck out Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke to end the ballgame. Chapman has nine saves on the season and owns a fantastic 1.29 ERA, 0.50 WHIP, and 26/3 K/BB ratio in 14 innings.
Jun 11 - 11:08 PM

Aroldis Chapman struck out the side against the Phillies to earn his ninth save of the season on Sunday.

Chapman has returned stronger than ever, now owning a 1.38 ERA, 0.54 WHIP and 24/3 K/BB ratio in 13 innings of work. Forget runs -- Chapman hasn't even allowed a hit since May 23. He's locked in right now.
Jun 8 - 4:08 PM

Aroldis Chapman slammed the door on the Diamondbacks on Sunday, tossing a perfect ninth inning to protect a one-run advantage and secure his seventh save of the season.

The hard-throwing southpaw struck out a pair in the dominant effort. He has been as impressive as ever since returning from the disabled list, posting a 1.80 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 18/3 K/BB ratio over 10 innings.
Jun 1 - 7:19 PM

Aroldis Chapman earned his fifth save by striking out a pair in a shutout ninth inning to finish the Reds' 3-2 win Wednesday against the Dodgers.

The left-hander has punched out at least one batter in all seven of his appearances this year, whiffing 14 in eight innings. Chapman is 5-for-6 in save chances with a 2.25 ERA and 0.88 WHIP since coming off the disabled list.
May 29 - 1:42 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3Sean Marshall
4JJ Hoover
5Sam LeCure
6Manny Parra
7Logan Ondrusek
8Trevor Bell
9Jumbo Diaz