Aroldis Chapman RUMORS & NEWS

  • Dodgers, looking to upgrade pen, have checked in on Aroldis Chapman

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers thus far have been connected mostly to set-up man extraordinaire Darren O'Day among the bullpen arms, but they've cast a wide net in their search for relief help, and are also considering closers, even the game's most dynamic pen arm Aroldis Chapman. Several other teams have been..." November 23

  • Reds Hope To Move Chapman Before Winter Meetings

    MLB Trade Rumors "Aroldis Chapman‘s name has been frequently mentioned in rumors over the past few months, and he figures to become a more pressing issue in the coming weeks. C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweets that president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty says there’s “nothing close” with..." November 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Tigers have inquired on closers available in trade (Chapman, A. Miller, etc.). Not comfortable with asking prices.

  • 5 teams that could trade for Aroldis Chapman "If the Reds wanted to add a touch of theatrics to this thing, they'd set up shop in the lobby of the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn., next month and ask teams hoping to trade for closer Aroldis Chapman to take a number. The Astros certainly would be there to grab one. The Tigers probably..." November 17

  • Reds GM believes teams will want to trade for Aroldis Chapman

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Reds are looking to trade Aroldis Chapman, and team GM Dick Williams believes there will be plenty of interest in the closer. Williams told Saturday that he wasn’t worried about the Boston Red Sox acquiring Craig Kimbrel in a trade with the San Diego Padres, taking the AL..." November 15

  • Red Sox asked about Chapman, but never got close to a deal

    WCPO Cincinnati "Dick Williams, the Reds’ new general manager, said the Red Sox did inquire about Aroldis Chapman before making the trade for San Diego’s Craig Kimbrel, but a deal with the Reds was never close. “We talked to them,” Williams said. “Teams that are in the market for a closer are going to call...." November 15

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    That's four people insisting this morning that Aroldys Chapman will be moved by the end of the weekend.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Reasonable to assume that #Astros again want Chapman or Kimbrel. SD hard to predict, but likely willing to move Kimbrel for big return.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #RedSox doing background work on #Reds’ Chapman. Indicates sincerity of interest, not that a deal is close.

  • Red Sox interested in Chapman? Closer a big prize "Of all the impact pitchers the Red Sox have a chance to acquire this offseason, it's safe to say that none would create more excitement than Aroldis Chapman. The lefty reliever dominates the stat sheet and lights up the radar gun like few others ever have, and the Reds are willing to listen to..." November 12

  • Should the Reds trade Chapman?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If you asked this question at a Society for American Baseball Research convention, you'd get a unanimous yes vote. If you asked this question to fans in the stands at Great American Ball Park in the ninth inning of a game with the Reds sitting on 10 strikeouts, you'd get a unanimous no..." October 13

  • Aroldis Chapman Threw 62 Fastest Pitches In MLB During 2015

    Real GM Baseball "Aroldis Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues this season, according to Major League Baseball's new Statcast computer system. Chapman's fastest pitches ranged from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph, MLB said after Sunday's regular-season finales. " October 06

  • Chapman available again "Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has only appeared in one game since Aug. 12 — last Tuesday’s blown save vs. the Royals where he allowed the game-tying homer in the ninth before the game went 13 innings. He hasn’t pitched since then because of shoulder stiffness. Chapman is now viewed as available..." August 25

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Turns out Chapman has been unavailable since he last pitched and blew save vs. KC (shoulder). #reds

  • Aroldis Chapman throws so hard there is a ‘Chapman filter’ on

    Larry Brown Sports "How much zip does Aroldis Chapman’s fastball have on it? So much that had to customize one of its statistic leaderboards so someone else can have a chance to appear on it. One Reddit user recently discovered that Major League Baseball has installed a “Chapman filter” on its Statcast..." August 14

  • Yankees among 5 teams 'aggressively pursuing' Reds' Chapman

    The Score "The New York Yankees appear intent on acquiring one of baseball's elite closers. Reported to be hammering away on a potential deal involving Craig Kimbrel of the San Diego Padres, the Yankees are also one of five teams "aggressively pursuing" Cincinnati Reds hard-throwing closer Aroldis..." July 31

  • D-Backs await response from Reds on offer for closer Aroldis Chapman

    CBS Sports "The Diamondbacks have made an offer for star Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in hope of landing baseball's haredst thrower. Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart has continued to be up front about the team's serious interest in Chapman, who some consider baseball's best reliever. The Reds are conducting a..." July 31

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Diamondbacks, Reds are talking about Aroldis Chapman. D'backs doing due diligence on him. Ask is huge, but may be something there.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    As I reported on @FOXSports1 @AmericasPregame, #SFGiants have inquired to #Reds about Aroldis Chapman. No offers exchanged so far.

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    One AL exec's description of the #Reds price tag on Aroldis Chapman: "Exorbitant." Other clubs not sure the owner wants to move him

  • Could Aroldis Chapman start for another team?

    CBS Sports "Reds force of nature Aroldis Chapman is the most dominant closer in baseball right now. No one is on the same plane of existence as Chapman is when it comes to the ability to dial up triple-digit fastballs with regularity, and for his career he's struck out a remarkable 43.0 percent of opposing..." July 24

  • Reds' Chapman becomes fastest pitcher to record 500 strikeouts in MLB history

    The Score "Aroldis Chapman is striking out batters at an unprecedented rate. The Cincinnati Reds closer fanned five Cleveland Indians on Sunday across two innings to become the fastest pitcher in MLB history to record 500 strikeouts. It took Chapman 292 innings to set the record, shattering the..." July 19

  • With Chapman back, Reds option Negron "With closer Aroldis Chapman back from paternity leave before Thursday's series finale vs. the Pirates, the Reds cleared a roster spot by optioning utility player Kristopher Negron to Triple-A Louisville. Negron, who had a strong Spring Training, was batting .141 with no home runs and two RBIs..." June 25

  • Reds, Nationals have had trade talks involving Aroldis Chapman

    The Score "The Cincinnati Reds are reportedly open to the idea of trading Aroldis Chapman. The Washington Nationals have expressed interest in the fireballer, though talks remain in the very early stages, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports." June 13

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Chapman is coming out. Don’t know what it is. Looks like he wanted to stay in. #reds

  • Reds, Chapman avoids arbitration

    MLB Blogs "The Reds and Aroldis Chapman avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a one-year contract with terms not yet known. Chapman was the final arbitration case pending for Cincinnati, which has not gone to a hearing since 2004 when the club won a case over reliever Chris Reitsma." February 13

  • Reds taking, not making calls on Cueto, Chapman

    Cincinnati Enquirer "There's nobody on the Reds roster, general manager Walt Jocketty said on Tuesday, that's untouchable — including Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman. But, he noted, the talks he's had on both have been incoming calls, not outgoing calls. "I don't know where the Chapman stuff came from — when I..." December 10

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Reds drawing heavy interest in Chapman as well as Cueto. Teams know that CIN needs to cut payroll - $17M is the current estimate.

  • Should Marlins go after Aroldis Chapman? "All offseason the Marlins have made it very clear they are seeking a top of the rotation starter. The ideal candidate is an All-Star caliber pitcher who can eat up innings and keep the club in the playoff picture until Jose Fernandez returns around the All-Star Break. It’s a reach for the sky..." December 09

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Aroldis Chapman has jumped agencies to Relativity. He's eligible for free agency after 2016 and could smash closer-contract records.

  • Achy shoulder for Chapman "Aroldis Chapman was not available on Monday night — a game the Reds lost by a 6-5 score in 10 innings to the Cardinals. Chapman faced four batters and walked all of them before the Reds dropped a 10-9 heartbreaker to the Rockies in Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader. He threw 28..." August 19

  • Chapman turns up the heat against D-backs "Aroldis Chapman threatened his own record for fastest Major League pitch ever recorded -- 105.1 mph against the Padres on Sept. 24, 2010 -- in Monday night's 2-1, 15-inning loss to the D-backs at Great American Ball Park. The flame-throwing closer came on to pitch the ninth inning with the game..." July 29

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    ctrent @ctrent

    #Reds closer Aroldis Chapman says his left hamstring is OK. He’s been dealing with it for a while. He’ll be fine for Friday

  • Chapman, Reds hold on for series win over Nationals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "This time, Aroldis Chapman got his man. Chapman struck out Danny Espinosa for the final out on Wednesday, and the Reds left the D.C. with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. That score, incidentally, was the same one that Chapman couldn't hold two nights before, when Espinosa led..." May 21

  • Aroldis Chapman debuts, gets save in Reds' 4-1 win

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Missile is back. Not only was Aroldis Chapman back on the mound on Sunday, he looked as good as ever, striking out the side to preserve the Reds' 4-1 victory over the Rockies and earn his first save of the season. Activated before Saturday's game, Chapman didn't get into Saturday's 11-2..." May 12

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    Cincinnati Reds @Reds

    Chapman reinstated from DL, Partch optioned to Louisville.

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    No Chapman activation yet. Price wants to see him play catch first. Leaning towards tomorrow off DL #reds

  • Aroldis Chapman's Triple-A rehab assignment is not going well

    CBS Sports "Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was hit in the face by a line drive in spring training, in what was one of the scariest line drive incidents in recent years. He needed surgery to repair bone around his eye but otherwise escaped with only a mild concussion. There was no other brain injury. Chapman..." May 08

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Chapman's line today at Louisville, where he pitched in relief: 1/3 ip, 3 H 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 21 pitches/13 strikes. #reds

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Was told today Aroldis Chapman could return to Reds' active roster as early as this weekend. Remarkable progress. Great story.

  • Reds' Chapman could go back-to-back this week

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Closer Aroldis Chapman will throw Tuesday for Triple-A Louisville. He is tentatively scheduled to throw Wednesday as well. "There's a chance he'll go to back-to-back," manager Bryan Price said. "As I say, everything is day-to-day. He's got to get through one before the other." The hope is to..." May 05

  • Reds' Aroldis Chapman '7-to-10' days from returning

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds manager Bryan Price said that Aroldis Chapman would indeed pitch Thursday in Dayton in his first game since being hit in the face by a line drive during spring training. Before Wednesday's game with the Cubs, Chapman took pitchers fielding practice for the first time since the injury. That..." May 01

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    ctrent @ctrent

    Aroldis Chapman says he feels ready for a rehab assignment, will likely be Thursday in Dayton

  • Chapman could face batters as soon as Wednesday "The timetable for getting Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in front of hitters again seems to be accelerating even quicker than expected. Chapman, who is trying to return from being hit in the face by a line drive last month, could likely throw live batting practice to hitters as soon as Wednesday..." April 22

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Chapman had been cleared to throw live batting practice. #reds

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    ctrent @ctrent

    Bryan Price said Aroldis Chapman could throw live batting practice by the end of this coming road trip #Reds

  • Reds' Aroldis Chapman to throw first bullpen session on Monday

    CBS Sports "Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman will throw a bullpen session on Monday, he told reporters. It will be his first time back on a mound since being hit in the face by a line drive late in spring training. Chapman, 26, suffered a mild concussion and had to have a plate and screws inserted around..." April 12

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Kremchek says recovery possible in 6-8 weeks but that doesn’t mean Chapman will be able to pitch right away. #Reds

  • Aroldis Chapman: Broken bone near eye, out 2 months

    USA Today "Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, awake and alert Thursday morning after being hit in the face, suffered a mild concussion and is undergoing surgery Thursday to replace a broken bone above his left eye, and is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks, Reds team physician Timothy Kremchek..." March 20

  • Reds Aroldis Chapman suffers fractures above left eye

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Aroldis Chapman suffered a fracture above his left eye after he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Royals catcher Salvador Perez in the sixth inning of Wednesday's spring training game against the Royals. Chapman didn't lose consciousness, Reds manager Bryan Price said, as he was taken off..." March 20