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Kevin Chapman | Relief Pitcher | #69

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Florida
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (0) / KC
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Tigers signed LHP Kevin Chapman to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Toledo.
Chapman had thrown 6 1/3 scoreless innings of relief with 11 strikeouts this year for the New Britain Bees of the independent Atlantic League. The Tigers are short on left-handed bullpen depth, so the 30-year-old southpaw could get a try at the major league level at some point soon. May 23 - 9:02 AM
Source: Detroit News

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Kevin Chapman has signed with the New Britain Bees of the independent Atlantic League.

Chapman, 30, made 58 relief appearances for the Astros from 2013-16 before struggling at the Triple-A level in 2017. The southpaw will try to pitch his way into a minor league deal with someone.
Apr 6 - 5:13 PM

Twins released LHP Kevin Chapman.

Chapman, acquired from the Braves last month in the Danny Santana trade, owns a 6.65 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 23 innings this season at the Triple-A level. The 27-year-old left-hander will try to latch on with yet another organization. He began the year in the Astros' system.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Twins acquired LHP Kevin Chapman and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for INF/OF Danny Santana.

Chapman holds a 4.09 ERA and 48/31 K/BB ratio over 55 relief innings at the big league level. He'll report to Triple-A Rochester.
Mon, May 8, 2017 07:32:00 PM

Braves sent LHP Kevin Chapman outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Chapman was just claimed off waivers earlier this month. He's no longer on the Braves' 40-man roster but will remain in the organization.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 03:41:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 03:20:00 PM

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.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 01:02:00 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

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1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Dixon Machado
SS1Jose Iglesias
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Niko Goodrum
2JaCoby Jones
3Victor Reyes
CF1Leonys Martin
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
DH1Victor Martinez
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S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Mike Fiers
4Matt Boyd
5Francisco Liriano
6Blaine Hardy
7Ryan Carpenter
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2Joe Jimenez
3Alex Wilson
4Daniel Stumpf
5Buck Farmer
6Daniel Norris
7Warwick Saupold
8Louis Coleman
9Drew VerHagen
10Johnny Barbato