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Jaye Chapman | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, right-hander Jaye Chapman has agreed to a contract with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League.
Chapman was hoping to find a minor league contract this winter or spring, but it never came about for him. The 26-year-old right-hander missed a large majority of the 2013 season with a hip injury. He will now try to reestablish himself in independent ball. Mar 27 - 1:49 PM

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Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Blue Jays, Reds, Giants, Tigers, Nationals, Mariners and Dodgers are interested in Jaye Chapman.

Chapman, 26, missed most of the 2013 season due to a hip issue, but he's healthy now and has two workouts scheduled for this week. He'll soon sign a minor league deal with someone and is hoping to get an invitation to spring training. He posted a 3.75 ERA over 14 appearances for the Cubs in 2012.
Jan 19 - 11:53 AM

Cubs non-tendered RHP Jaye Chapman.

Chapman was acquired from the Braves in the mid-season deal for Paul Maholm. He posted a 3.75 ERA and 12/10 K/BB ratio in 12 innings for the Cubs in 2012. While he has battled control problems in the past, he could still develop into a solid middle reliever.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 09:16:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Jaye Chapman from Double-A Tennessee.

The Cubs acquired Chapman from the Braves in late July in a four-team trade that sent Paul Maholm to Atlanta. The right-hander won't hold any fantasy value this year.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 06:25:00 PM

Cubs acquired RHPs Jaye Chapman and Arodys Vizcaino from the Braves for LHP Paul Maholm, OF Reed Johnson and cash considerations.

Chapman, a 25-year-old reliever, is 3-6 with a 3.52 ERA at Triple-A Gwinnett this year and has a 3.95 ERA and 9.6 K/9 over parts of seven seasons in the minors. He could turn into a solid bullpen fixture at Wrigley eventually, but will function in this trade as a lower-probability lottery ticket next to the prize that is Arodys Vizcaino.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 01:17:00 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Cubs will get minor league right-hander Jaye Chapman from the Braves as part of the deal for Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Cubs will also get prospect right-hander Arodys Vizcaino, who is coming off Tommy John surgery. Chapman, a 25-year-old reliever, has a 3.95 ERA and 9.6 K/9 over parts of seven seasons in the minors. He could turn into a useful bullpen piece.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 11:45:00 PM

Braves optioned RHPs Jaye Chapman, J.J. Hoover and Todd Redmond, LHPs Sean Gilmartin and Luis Avilan and C Evan Gattis to Triple-A Gwinnett.

There are some intriguing arms among the bunch, but none of them had a real shot to crack the Opening Day roster. Chapman, Avilan and Hoover could all factor into the team's bullpen equation at some point this season, though.
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 09:27:00 AM

Braves purchased the contract of RHP Jaye Chapman from Triple-A Gwinnett.

An expected move, Chapman is now protected from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. The 24-year-old right-hander compiled a 2.50 ERA and 77/31 K/BB ratio over 68 1/3 innings as a reliever this season between Double- and Triple-A.
Thu, Nov 17, 2011 01:26:00 PM

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