Aroldis Chapman RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nationals want Yankees' Aroldis Chapman, but top prospects untouchable

    Newark Star-Ledger "We've known for some time that the Washington Nationals are hot for Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. New information, according to Washington Post national baseball writer Barry Svrluga, is that the NL East-leading Nats want to deal for Chapman before the Aug. 1 trade deadline without giving up..." July 23

  • Indians involved in Chapman, Miller pursuit

    The Score "The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians are reportedly on the hunt for a high-profile bullpen arm to help bolster their playoff chances down the stretch. Previously linked to Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, the Indians are said to be "in on" teammate Andrew Miller as well, according to..." July 22

  • Report: Chapman talks pick up steam; multiple teams involved

    The Score "Aroldis Chapman's time in the Bronx may be coming closer to an end. The New York Yankees have reportedly begun shaping potential trades for the All-Star closer, rival executives told ESPN's Buster Olney. The Washington Nationals, Cleveland Indians, and Texas Rangers are specifically listed..." July 19

  • Chapman open to post-trade return to Yankees

    CBS Sports "With the Yankees seemingly inching closer and closer to a seller's mindset at the deadline, reporters have started quizzing players about their reaction to the possibility. This process includes closer Aroldis Chapman, a pending free agent who would seem to be among the Yankees most likely to get..." July 19

  • Aroldis Chapman ties MLB record with 105-mph fastball

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman’s reputation as a certified flame thrower is well established, but that doesn’t mean we fail to be impressed whenever he throws the ball really, really hard. On Monday, he did just that. Chapman came in to close out a 2-1 win for the New York Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles,..." July 19

  • Where might Yankees ship Miller, Beltran and Chapman?

    Sporting News "The Yankees, it seems, are finally coming around to the realization that they won’t be playoff contenders this year. And so they are preparing to do something they haven’t done in a generation — become sellers at the non-waiver trade deadline. The horrors. Back in early June, when those of..." July 18

  • Yankees considering signing Chapman to extension

    Newark Star-Ledger "Aroldis Chapman's 102 MPH fastballs have electrified Yankee Stadium more than any closer the team has had since Mariano Rivera. If things break right, triple-digit radar gun readings could become the norm in the Bronx. Andrew Miller was great in 2015, David Robertson outstanding (if not nerve..." July 16

  • Nats showing interest in Chapman, Miller "The Nationals are in first place, six games ahead of the Marlins and Mets in the National League East, and they'd like nothing more than to increase that lead after the All-Star break. Before the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Nationals will look to improve their bullpen, and maybe even..." July 15

  • Rival execs believe Yankees will trade Miller, Chapman

    The Score "Though general manager Brian Cashman refuses to wave the white flag, the reeling New York Yankees may give him no choice. Losers of three of their last four and sitting nine games back in the division, the Yankees are on course to be sellers at the non-waiver trade deadline. Despite his..." June 30

  • Will Cubs Get Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller?

    NESN "The trade winds could be blowing toward the Windy City. The Chicago Cubs, who own the best record in baseball, are “interested” in bolstering their bullpen before next month’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, according to’s Phil Rogers, who suggests that Theo Epstein’s club..." June 16

  • MLB’s best already scavenging Yankees for bullpen’s monsters

    New York Post "With MLB’s First-Year Player Draft completed, the trade market will gather some momentum — and the Cubs created a buzz this week. Scout Jason Parks was at Yankee Stadium, and according to industry sources, he was looking at the trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis..." June 12

  • Nationals hoping Yanks make Miller and Chapman available at trade deadline

    River Ave Blues "According to Bill Ladson, the Nationals have made bullpen help their “top priority” prior to the trade deadline, and they’re hoping the Yankees make lefties Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman available. I don’t necessarily think that means Washington wants Miller and Chapman. I think they’re just..." June 07

  • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller haven't discussed awkward closer change

    Newark Star-Ledger "Andrew Miller said all the right things when his manager, Joe Girardi, told reporters Aroldis Chapman would take over as the team's closer when Chapman returned from suspension. Miller also said all the right things when it actually happened. But the two? They haven't talked about it,..." May 16

  • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman says Latin American players are easy targets

    New York Times "The routine for Aroldis Chapman was the same most every day. Drive one of his four cars — a Range Rover, a Rolls-Royce, a Lamborghini or a Porsche — to the Yankees’ squat, cinder-block minor league complex about 9 a.m., do some running, weight lifting, conditioning and throwing. Chat in Spanish..." May 09

  • Chapman refutes domestic violence claim: 'I didn't do anything'

    New York Times "The routine for Aroldis Chapman was the same most every day. Drive one of his four cars — a Range Rover, a Rolls-Royce, a Lamborghini or a Porsche — to the Yankees’ squat, cinder-block minor league complex around 9 a.m., do some running, weight lifting, conditioning and throwing. Chat in Spanish..." May 08

  • Girardi: Chapman will be our closer

    Newark Star-Ledger "Andrew Miller hasn't given up an earned run in 12 games as the Yankees' closer this season. His six saves, added to the 36 he collected last year, make him 42-for-44 in save chances since he came to New York in 2015. Yet Yankees manager Joe Girardi was clear Saturday. When Aroldis Chapman..." May 07

  • Aroldis Chapman willing to play for Team USA at WBC

    ESPN "Aroldis Chapman has no concerns about being banned from the Cuban National Team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. And that's because the embattled Yankees closer has another uniform in mind, that of Team USA. Chapman recently completed the extensive process of becoming a U.S. citizen,..." May 05

  • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman officially a U.S. citizen

    Newark Star-Ledger "When Aroldis Chapman's 30-game suspension ends on May 9, the Yankees reliever will likely have one of his best days of the 2016 calendar year. But it probably won't come close to topping Friday. As the 28-year-old Cuban announced on Instagram, he's officially a United States citizen." April 29

  • Aroldis Chapman ready to watch Yankees on TV as suspension begins

    Sporting News "The Yankees open their season Monday at home against the Astros. Most of them, anyway. Notably absent will be their new flame-throwing closer, Aroldis Chapman, who will begin serving a 30-game suspension Monday. The suspension stems from an incident last October involving an argument with his..." April 03

  • Aroldis Chapman in process of becoming American

    New York Post "Aroldis Chapman is on the path to becoming a United States citizen. “I am in the process right now,’’ Chapman told The Post on Friday morning, when asked if he had become a citizen. That process began last year for the new Yankees closer, who will start the season following the completion of..." March 05

  • Aroldis Chapman apologizes for 'bad judgment' in using gun

    ESPN "New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, suspended for 30 games Tuesday for his role in an alleged domestic violence incident, issued a partial apology Wednesday while continuing to maintain he did not hurt his girlfriend. The Cuban-born lefty, acquired from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for..." March 02

  • Yankees support decision of Chapman's 30-game ban

    The Score "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman knew the risks that came with acquiring Aroldis Chapman, and after Tuesday's news, the organization is living with the consequences. The four-time All-Star accepted a 30-game suspension without appeal for violating the MLB's domestic violence..." March 02

  • In Aroldis Chapman case, MLB acted decisively, even without all the answers

    USA Today "New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman could have fought this, just as he vowed when he arrived to spring training camp. The Major League Players Association could have pressured him to appeal. Chapman instead will be remembered as the first baseball player to be suspended for a domestic..." March 02

  • Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman Suspended for 30 Games

    New York Times "Aroldis Chapman, the Yankees’ new closer and a four-time All-Star, was suspended for 30 games on Tuesday by Major League Baseball under its new domestic violence policy. The suspension came after negotiations between Major League Baseball executives and lawyers for Chapman and the players union..." March 02

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Aroldis Chapman confirms that he has been suspended for 30 games and will not appeal, also saying he did not harm his girlfriend. #Yankees

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    Sweeny Murti @YankeesWFAN

    Aroldis Chapman accepts 30 game suspension--no appeal. Effective Opening Day. Can pitch in ST games, return May 9 vs KC. #Yankees

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    There's an expectation aroldis chapman suspension decision will come this week, possibly early in the week

  • Why Yankees' Aroldis Chapman's possible suspension remains messy

    Newark Star-Ledger "Tony Clark, executive director of Major League Baseball's Players' Union, spoke to reporters for more than 30 minutes Sunday morning in the bowels of George M. Steinbrenner Field, touching on an array of topics. But one issue dominated the interview: Yankees' closer Aroldis Chapman. Chapman,..." February 28

  • Timetable for Aroldis Chapman's resolution questionable for opener

    ESPN "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has yet to issue his ruling on the domestic violence case involving New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman. But if Chapman appeals a potential suspension and the players' union files a grievance, union chief Tony Clark said Friday he wasn't sure whether..." February 27

  • Aroldis Chapman gets approval to attend to 'personal matter'

    ESPN "New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman will be out of camp Thursday, for the second time this week, to attend to a "personal matter'' not related to a possible MLB suspension for his involvement in an alleged domestic violence incident last October. Similar to his absence Monday, when Chapman..." February 25

  • Aroldis Chapman's suspension won't include spring games, source says

    Los Angeles Times "New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman could be about to become the first player suspended under baseball's new domestic violence policy, but the suspension is expected to be limited to regular-season games. The suspension is not expected to include exhibition games, according to a person..." February 23

  • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman defends himself, says media unfair

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, for the first time Tuesday, said he never hurt his girlfriend, who accused him of domestic abuse late last year. "I never hurt anybody," said Chapman, who won't be face criminal charges and whose girlfriend later recanted her story to prosecutors. "Never in my..." February 23

  • Yankees, Joe Girardi weigh options in case of Aroldis Chapman suspension

    New York Daily News "Major league Baseball's ruling on Aroldis Chapman regarding domestic violence allegations could come down as early as Monday, and while most expect the closer to be suspended for the start of the regular season, the possibility of Chapman being banned from spring training as well sparked a new..." February 22

  • Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman could face spring training ban if suspended for alleged domestic violence incident

    New York Daily News "When the Yankees acquired Aroldis Chapman in December, they knew there was a possibility the closer would be unavailable at the beginning of the season due to a potential suspension for domestic violence allegations. But the Daily News has learned that Chapman's discipline could also include a..." February 21

  • Chapman may have to give up guns, relocate as part of punishment

    New York Times "Aroldis Chapman, sweat beading on his forehead after an early morning workout on Thursday, stood at his locker in the Yankees’ clubhouse with his muscular, tattooed arms folded. It was an appropriately defiant stance for Chapman, a four-time All-Star and the Yankees’ new closer, who said he..." February 19

  • The ugly (lack of) truth about Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman

    Yahoo! Sports "It was 72 and comfortable in the New York Yankees’ clubhouse, not particularly toasty by anyone’s definition, and yet the pearls of sweat on Aroldis Chapman’s forehead beaded like he was having a shvitz. Toward the end of the nine-minute debriefing during which he didn’t say much of anything about..." February 18

  • Yankees still playing waiting game on possible MLB punishment for Aroldis Chapman

    New York Daily News "It seems unlikely the Yankees will enter spring camp with any further clarity about Aroldis Chapman’s potential suspension under Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy. A baseball source said Wednesday that no announcement is expected in the next few days and there remains no firm..." February 18

  • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman could be MLB's best athlete, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "It appears the Yankees may have gotten more than just the game's hardest-throwing pitcher when they traded for closer Aroldis Chapman. They might have also got its fastest players, and one of its strongest. According to a report from the New York Post's George King, the 27-year-old..." February 17

  • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman: Settles with Yankees at $11.325 million

    CBS Sports "Chapman and the Yankees avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $11.325 million deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX reports. Chapman still faces a possible suspension for a domestic violence allegation dating back to last October, but this clears at least one offseason issue for the Cuban closer..." February 13

  • Yankees, Aroldis Chapman arbitration hearing Feb. 19, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees and left-hander Aroldis Chapman will have an arbitration hearing February 19 to decide what the closer will be paid this season, per a report via Twitter from Jon Heyman: As Heyman wrote, Chapman is asking for $13.1 million while New York filed $9 million. This season will be..." February 12