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Kevin Chapman | Relief Pitcher | #69

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 232
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Florida
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (0) / KC
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Braves claimed LHP Kevin Chapman off waivers from the Astros.
Chapman allowed five runs -- three earned -- over three Grapefruit League innings before leaving Astros camp to pitch for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic. The 29-year-old left-hander will now try to win a spot in the Braves' Opening Day bullpen. Mar 13 - 3:20 PM

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Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have placed Kevin Chapman on waivers for the purpose of removing him from the 40-man roster.

If he clears waivers, the left-hander will be outrighted to Triple-A Fresno. Chapman, who is currently pitching for Canada in the World Baseball Classic, holds a 4.09 ERA across 58 relief appearances over parts of the last four seasons with the Astros.
Mar 12 - 1:02 PM

Astros recalled LHP Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Fresno.

Chapman allowed two runs on five hits in a short appearance earlier this season with Houston. The 28-year-old southpaw figures to work in low-leverage situations.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 03:27:00 PM

Astros optioned LHP Kevin Chapman to Triple-A Fresno.

Chapman was only up for one day as the 26th man for Thursday's doubleheader against Minnesota. He pitched in the nightcap, allowing five hits and two runs over 1 1/3 innings. Chapman holds a 5.81 ERA over 43 minor league appearances this year.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Astros recalled LHP Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Fresno.

Chapman will serve as the Astros' 26th man for Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins. He has a rough 5.81 ERA in 48 innings this year in the minor leagues.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Astros optioned LHP Kevin Chapman to Triple-A Fresno.

Chapman is getting cut despite being unscored upon in seven appearances this spring. He'll get his shot with the big club at some point this season.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 10:15:00 AM

Astros optioned LHP Kevin Chapman to Triple-A Fresno.

Chapman has allowed two runs over 5 1/3 relief innings for the Astros this season. He's clearing space for the return of Brett Oberholtzer from the disabled list.
Tue, May 12, 2015 11:12:00 PM

Astros recalled LHP Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Fresno.

The 27-year-old southpaw has posted a 3.27 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 12/3 K/BB ratio over 11 innings to date at Fresno. He'll work in a middle relief role for the Astros.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 11:34:00 PM

Astros optioned LHP Kevin Chapman to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Chapman pitched 21 and 1/3 innings for the Astros in 2014, putting up a 4.64 ERA and a WHIP of 1.547. While he's shown the ability to record solid numbers in the minors, the lefty isn't likely to see many high-leverage situations in the majors until he refines his control.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 08:25:00 AM

Astros recalled LHP Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Chapman has really struggled in his brief time in the majors this season, allowing seven runs and nine walks over 5 2/3 innings. He's been great at Triple-A, though, with a 1.23 ERA and 64 punchouts over 44 frames. The lefty will be used in low-leverage situations.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Astros optioned LHP Kevin Chapman to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Chapman was only up with the big club for one day, allowing two runs over two relief innings. He's dominated at Triple-A this year (0.94 ERA and 37/21 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings) but has struggled in his time in the majors.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 11:07:00 AM

Astros recalled LHP Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Chapman allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings in a brief stint with the Astros back in April and owns a 0.94 ERA and 37/21 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. Control isn't his strong suit, but he'll pitch in a left-handed specialist role in his return to the big club.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:24:00 PM

Astros optioned LHP Kevin Chapman to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Chapman had allowed five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings of relief this season for Houston. The 26-year-old lefty should get another shot later in the summer.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Kevin Chapman surrendered three runs and five hits in his inning of relief versus the Braves on Monday.

The bad day comes as Chapman appeared close to locking up a spot in Houston's pen. It could have been even worse had he not picked Jordan Schafer off first base. Prior to today, Chapman had allowed one hit in 4 1/3 scoreless innings this spring. If he finishes strong from here, he will get his bullpen spot and he might even be in the mix for saves if none of the right-handers set themselves apart.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 03:53:00 PM

Astros purchased the contract of LHP Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Chapman has registered a decent 3.20 ERA and 61/36 K/BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. The 25-year-old will serve as a middle reliever.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 02:14:00 PM

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2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Nick Markakis
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PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3R.A. Dickey
4Jaime Garcia
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Matt Wisler
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PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Ian Krol
5Jose Ramirez
6Daniel Winkler
7Josh Collmenter
8Chaz Roe
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Kevin Chapman
12Blaine Boyer
13Eric O'Flaherty
14Sam Freeman