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Aroldis Chapman
ERA S K
2.25 6 11
Team: NY YankeesHt / Wt: 6-4 / 212 NFBC ADP: 86.33
Position: RPBorn: 2/28/1988 Birthplace: Holguin, Cuba
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: Undrafted by Reds (2010)


Latest News
May 6 5:59 PM PT6:59 PM MT7:59 PM CT8:59 PM ET20:59 ET0:59 GMT8:59 5:59 PM MST7:59 PM EST8:29 PM VEN4:59 UAE (+1)7:59 PM CT-Chapman's suspension has been reduced by one game to 29, making the New York Yankees closer eligible to pitch Monday.
Analysis: Chapman agreed to a 30-game suspension on March 1 under baseball's new domestic violence policy. New York's original schedule had him eligible to return May 9, but the Yankees' April 10 game at Detroit was postponed because of bad weather and has not yet been rescheduled.
Mar. 10 4:00 AM PT5:00 AM MT6:00 AM CT7:00 AM ET7:00 ET12:00 GMT20:00 5:00 AM MST7:00 AM EST7:30 AM VEN16:00 UAE6:00 AM CT-Chapman is to pitch for the first time this spring, facing Toronto.
Analysis: The hardest thrower in the majors was traded from Cincinnati to New York in December. His regular-season debut will come after he serves a 30-game suspension under baseball's new domestic violence policy.
Mar. 1 1:06 PM PT2:06 PM MT3:06 PM CT4:06 PM ET16:06 ET21:06 GMT5:06 2:06 PM MST4:06 PM EST4:36 PM VEN1:06 UAE (+1)3:06 PM CT-A day after accepting a 30-game suspension, Chapman has apologized for using a gun and insisted he never hurt his girlfriend.
Analysis: Chapman agreed to the penalty, assessed by Major League Baseball under its new domestic violence policy. His girlfriend, 22-year-old Cristina Barnea, told police he pushed and choked her during an Oct. 30 incident at his home in Davie. Chapman said there was an argument but he was pushed down by Barnea's brother, then got a handgun and fired eight shots into a wall and window while locked in his garage.
Feb. 27 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-Chapman says he will throw batting practice for the first time with the New York Yankees on Monday.
Analysis: In his third mound session for his new team Friday, Chapman threw 35 pitches. The new closer threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues last season, according to Major League Baseball's new Statcast computer system. Chapman's fastest pitches ranged from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph. Chapman is under investigation by MLB under the sport's new domestic violence policy for an incident at his house in Florida in October involving his girlfriend.
Feb. 23 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET11:55 ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST12:25 PM VEN20:55 UAE10:55 AM CT-Chapman rejoined the New York Yankees after missing one day of spring training while tending to a family matter in Miami and said he hasn't heard from Major League Baseball about possible discipline under the sport's new domestic violence policy.
Analysis: Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday in Arizona that he has made ''additional progress'' toward decisions on two of the first three cases under investigation and expects an announcement in the next couple of days. "In general, I never hurt anybody ever in my life," Chapman said through a translator. "That's not my character or the person I am."
Feb. 20 1:46 PM PT2:46 PM MT3:46 PM CT4:46 PM ET16:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)3:46 PM CT-Chapman's first bullpen session with the New York Yankees quickly turned into quite an event.
Analysis: The new closer threw 26 pitches to Brian McCann on Saturday, drawing a large crowd of team officials ranging from general manager Brian Cashman to guest instructor and Hall of Fame reliever Goose Gossage.
Feb. 18 11:39 AM PT12:39 PM MT1:39 PM CT2:39 PM ET14:39 ET19:39 GMT3:39 12:39 PM MST2:39 PM EST3:09 PM VEN23:39 UAE1:39 PM CT-Chapman says he would appeal if he is suspended by Major League Baseball under the sport's new domestic violence policy.
Analysis: Florida prosecutors decided not to file charges against Chapman, whose girlfriend told officers he pushed her, put his hands around her neck and choked her during an argument in October. Broward Assistant State Attorney Stefanie Newman wrote conflicting accounts and insufficient evidence made a conviction unlikely. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes to have a decision by opening day.
Feb. 12 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET18:27 ET23:27 GMT7:27 4:27 PM MST6:27 PM EST6:57 PM VEN3:27 UAE (+1)5:27 PM CT-Chapman and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract worth $11,325,000, avoiding salary arbitration.
Analysis: Acquired from Cincinnati in December, Chapman had asked for $13.1 million and had been offered $9 million when the sides exchanged figures last month. The agreement Friday was $275,000 above the midpoint. Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in the major leagues last season, ranging from 103.92 to 102.36 mph.

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