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Aroldis Chapman
ERA S K
1.63 33 116
Team: NY YankeesHt / Wt: 6-4 / 215 NFBC ADP: 67.62
Position: RPBorn: 2/28/1988 Birthplace: Holguin, Cuba
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: Undrafted by Reds (2010)


Latest News
Jan. 20 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET23:24 GMT7:24 4:24 PM MST6:24 PM EST6:54 PM VEN3:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Florida prosecutors have decided not to file charges in a domestic disturbance case involving Chapman and his girlfriend.
Analysis: Broward Assistant State Attorney Stefanie Newman wrote in a close-out memo Wednesday that conflicting accounts and insufficient evidence made a conviction unlikely. Davie police had previously closed the Oct. 30 matter for similar reasons. A proposed trade of Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds to the Los Angeles Dodgers fell apart after the incident was made public. Chapman was then traded to the Yankees last month.
Dec. 28 2:06 PM PT3:06 PM MT4:06 PM CT5:06 PM ET17:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)4:06 PM CT-The New York Yankees have bolstered an already dominant bullpen, acquiring Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for four minor leaguers.
Analysis: Chapman became available after the Reds' deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers fell through during baseball's winter meetings three weeks ago when it was learned Florida police investigated an accusation of domestic violence involving the Cuban left-hander.
Dec. 7 8:22 AM PT9:22 AM MT10:22 AM CT11:22 AM ET11:22 ET16:22 GMT0:22 9:22 AM MST11:22 AM EST11:52 AM VEN20:22 UAE10:22 AM CT-Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says his club won't pursue a trade for Reds closer Chapman while the pitcher's domestic violence case is pending.
Analysis: According to a police report, Chapman's girlfriend said he pushed and choked her in October. Major League Baseball's investigation delayed a proposed trade of Chapman from the Reds to the Dodgers. Rizzo said Saturday at his team's fan festival that the Nationals' interest in Chapman "changed, obviously, with the allegations."
Aug. 21 11:15 AM PT12:15 PM MT1:15 PM CT2:15 PM ET14:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST1:45 PM VEN22:15 UAE1:15 PM CT-Chapman was unavailable for Thursday's game against Arizona.
Analysis: Manager Bryan Price said Chapman is dealing with tightness in his shoulder. The flamethrower blew a save chance Tuesday against Kansas City after allowing a solo home run in the ninth inning.
July 19 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Chapman has set a major league record for the fastest to reach 500 career strikeouts.
Analysis: The All-Star lefty needed just 292 innings to reach 500 strikeouts. The previous mark was by San Diego's Craig Kimbrel, who got to 500 in his 305th inning on May 25.
Feb. 13 8:07 AM PT9:07 AM MT10:07 AM CT11:07 AM ET11:07 ET16:07 GMT0:07 9:07 AM MST11:07 AM EST11:37 AM VEN20:07 UAE10:07 AM CT-Chapman and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to an $8.05 million, one-year contract, just before the scheduled start of their salary arbitration hearing.
Analysis: The right-hander, who turns 27 on Feb. 28, was 0-3 with a 2.00 ERA and 36 saves in 38 chances last year in his fifth season with the Reds. He struck out 106 in 54 innings and led the majors with an average of 17.67 strikeouts per nine innings. According to fangraphs.com, he was first in average fastball speed at 100.2 mph.

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