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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
Contract: view contract details

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Aroldis Chapman worked around a single and a walk to earn his third save of the season against the Cubs Tuesday.
Chapman gave up a single to Starlin Castro and walked Matt Szczur to put two on with one out in the one-run game, but he fanned pinch-hitter David Ross and Mike Olt to end the threat and the game. Chapman has struck out nine, allowing just three hits and two walks, over six scoreless innings thus far. Apr 14 - 11:03 PM

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Aroldis Chapman notched his second save of the season Friday after tossing a scoreless inning against the Cardinals.

Chapman struck out two and worked around a one-out single to lock down the victory. The hard-throwing left-hander has already fanned seven across four innings of work this season. He has worked in each of three last three days, so look for him to get a day off Saturday.
Apr 10 - 10:39 PM

Aroldis Chapman struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to record his first save of the season in Monday's win over the Pirates.

Chapman got Sean Rodriguez swinging and Francisco Cervelli looking before inducing a game-ending pop-up from Jordy Mercer. Stress-free saves, of course, are the norm for Chapman, who is arguably the top fantasy closer in the game. He suffered a minor hamstring injury last week in his final spring appearance, but Chapman appears to be just fine.
Apr 6 - 8:15 PM

Aroldis Chapman was removed from Tuesday's appearance for precautionary reasons due to a right hamstring injury.

Chapman was pulled from the game after a long discussion with Reds coaches and trainers. The closer wanted to continue and insists that his hamstring is fine, so it sounds like this isn't anything to worry about. Expect Chapman to be available to pitch in a day or two.
Mar 31 - 6:19 PM

Aroldis Chapman was pulled from Tuesday's Cactus League game with an apparent injury.

Chapman appeared to be arguing that he was fine to stay in, but the flame-throwing closer ultimately exited the field with a large contingent of Reds coaches and trainers. Chapman had faced just one batter. There should be an update on his status shortly.
Mar 31 - 5:37 PM

Aroldis Chapman started Saturday's game against the Cubs and struck out the side in his only inning of work.

Chapman struck out Dexter Fowler, Arismendy Alcantara, and Jorge Soler in succession. The fireballing lefty is sitting on a 16/3 K/BB ratio in 11 spring innings. Manager Bryan Price said prior to the game that "there might be opportunities" to use Chapman for more than three outs during the regular season, per's Mark Sheldon.
Mar 28 - 7:05 PM

Aroldis Chapman threw two scoreless innings in Monday's win against the Angels.

The lefty allowed one hit, zero walks, and struck out two in his second appearance of the spring. So far, so good for Chapman, who is looking to repeat what he did last year with his 2.00 ERA, 36 saves, and 106/24 K/BB ratio in 54 innings.
Mar 9 - 6:54 PM

Aroldis Chapman recorded all three outs on strikeouts Thursday against the Indians.

Chapman issued a leadoff walk to Jerry Sands before fanning Michael Martinez, Jose Ramirez, and Yan Gomes in succession. Just another day of work for the left-hander, who fanned 106 batters in 54 innings last season. He also finished with a 2.00 ERA and 36 saves. Few relievers are expected to be better than Chapman going into the 2015 season.
Mar 5 - 6:53 PM

Reds and LHP Aroldis Chapman avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8.05 million contract.

Chapman asked for $8.7 million and was offered $6.65 million by the Reds when figures were exchanged last month, so they wound up settling quite a bit higher than the mispoint. The left-hander boasts a 2.32 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 430/122 K/BB ratio through the first 252 2/3 innings of his career.
Feb 13 - 10:12 AM

Aroldis Chapman requested $8.7 million and was offered $6.65 million from the Reds when arbitration figures were exchanged.

The flame-throwing southpaw is projected by to earn $8.3 million through arbitration, which is much closer to Chapman's figure than the Reds. He has posted an elite 2.32 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 430/122 K/BB ratio through the first 252 2/3 innings of his career.
Jan 17 - 12:24 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds are receiving "heavy interest" in Aroldis Chapman.

It was's Joe Frisaro who reported earlier Tuesday that the Reds were open to dealing the closer. As Rosenthal notes, the Reds need to drop payroll (an estimated $17 million) and other teams are aware of it, so they're getting tons of calls both on Chapman and Johnny Cueto. Chapman boasts a 2.32 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 430 strikeouts in 252 2/3 career major league innings.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 07:32:00 PM

According to's Joe Frisaro, the Reds are open to trading closer Aroldis Chapman.

Chapman has two more years of arbitration-eligibility, so he would probably fetch the Reds a big-time return package. The 26-year-old left-handed flamethrower boasts a 2.32 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 430 strikeouts in 252 2/3 career major league innings. Trading him could set off an offseason firesale in Cincinnati.
Source: MLBlogs
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 11:53:00 AM

Aroldis Chapman has switched agents and is now represented by Relativity.

Chapman was previously represented by Hendricks Sports. The fireballer is not eligible for free agency until after the 2016 season, but he should land a massive contract if he can remain healthy and dominant. The 26-year-old owns a 2.32 ERA over 259 appearances in the majors while averaging 15.3 K/9. He earned $5 million through arbitration this past season.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 08:30:00 AM

Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in a scoreless inning to nail down his 36th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

He yielded a bloop single to Starling Marte to lead off the inning but then disposes of the next three hitters via the strikeout. Chapman finishes the season with an even 2.00 ERA and a mind-blowing 106 strikeouts across 54 innings. He also became the first pitcher ever since PITCHf/x was installed in all 30 parks in 2008 to average 100 mph with his fastball.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:10:00 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said that Aroldis Chapman had general stiffness in his arm during a save chance Thursday against the Brewers.

The trainer came out to see Chapman after he struck out the first batter of the ninth inning, but he was allowed to continue and finished off his 35th save of the season. It doesn't sound like a major concern.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:38:00 PM

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4Tony Cingrani
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7Manny Parra
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9Pedro Villarreal