Aroldis Chapman RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 Sports.com 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

  • Aroldis Chapman won't face charges after Davie incident

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Broward prosecutors will not be filing criminal charges against New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who was accused of firing shots in his Davie home during a domestic dispute with his girlfriend last Oct. 30. The Broward State Attorney's Office is expected to be releasing a statement..." January 21

  • Yankees view Aroldis Chapman as 'innocent until proven guilty'

    Sporting News "Aroldis Chapman was headed to Los Angeles, and then he wasn't after allegations surfaced that he choked his girlfriend and fired eight bullets into his garage ceiling. But Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner kept an open mind about the game's most electric closer. “In this country, where allegations..." January 20

  • Yankees expect to make deal with Aroldis Chapman, Brian Cashman says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Despite the sizable cash gap between the Yankees and closer Aroldis Chapman, the team's general manager, Brian Cashman, said he believes the sides will work out a deal. "Nothing to report right now," Cashman said when asked about the progress of negotiations Tuesday night. "We're slowly getting..." January 20

  • Why Yankees' Aroldis Chapman will likely get $4 million raise

    Newark Star-Ledger "Aroldis Chapman may be baseball's best closer. That's a big part of the way the Yankees can explain taking lefty Andrew Miller, who had a sterling 2.04 ERA and 36 saves in 2015, and shoving him into a seventh- or eighth-inning role in favor of the newly acquired Chapman. General manager Brian..." January 15

  • Joe Girardi: Aroldis Chapman will close for Yankees

    ESPN "The New York Yankees plan on having their third new closer in as many years since Mariano Rivera retired. Heading into spring training next month, Joe Girardi said that Aroldis Chapman will be his closer. Girardi is going with the recently acquired Chapman, while having Dellin Betances likely..." January 12

  • MLB nearing decisions on Reyes, Puig, Chapman

    The Score "Major League Baseball appears to be nearing decisions on discipline for Jose Reyes, Yasiel Puig, and Aroldis Chapman - the first three players to be investigated under the new domestic violence policy - with rulings expected to come down before camps open next month, according to Ken Rosenthal of..." January 08

  • NY council speaker says Yankees wrong to acquire Chapman

    The Score "The New York City council's speaker says the New York Yankees were wrong to trade for a pitcher who was investigated over a domestic-violence accusation. Democratic Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said earlier this week that the Yankees should reconsider their decision to trade for Cincinnati..." January 01

  • Andrew Miller on Aroldis Chapman: 'I'm not stupid, he's a heck of a pitcher'

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week, the Yankees landed Aroldis Chapman in a somewhat controversial trade with the Reds. Controversial because of Chapman's recent domestic violence incident, which is still being investigated by MLB. GM Brian Cashman admitted the price was too good to pass up though. The Yankees,..." December 31

  • Yankees land Chapman from Reds for 4 minor-leaguers

    SI "The New York Yankees have acquired pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Chapman, a hard-throwing, left-handed closer, has pitched in the majors since 2010. Last season, he threw 66 1/3 innings, posting 33 saves with a 1.63 ERA and 116..." December 29

  • Could Nationals be a possible landing spot for Chapman?

    CBS Sports "Could the Nationals be a possible landing spot at some point for Aroldis Chapman? It isn't known whether the Reds and Nats have spoken about Chapman since news surfaced about his alleged domestic incident, and the Nats could very well want to see how the case plays out before making any move, but..." December 18

  • Nationals not pursuing Aroldis Chapman due to domestic violence incident

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Though the Nationals have been linked to Aroldis Chapman in trade talks this winter and in the past, the domestic violence allegations levied against him recently have taken them out of the running. Nationals GM Mike Rizzo does not want to pursue the flame-throwing lefty, at least until the..." December 13

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    For now, the #Nationals do not have interest in closer Aroldis Chapman because of the allegation he is facing. #Nats #MLB

  • Nationals have significant interest in acquiring closer Aroldis Chapman

    ESPN "While the Los Angeles Dodgers haven't completely dropped their pursuit of Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman, the Washington Nationals have significant interest in acquiring him, a source tells ESPNDeportes.com. The Dodgers and Reds reportedly reached agreement on a trade last weekend centered..." December 11

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Dodgers have moved on from chapman and are weighing Andrew miller among other pitchers and also hitters

  • Reds still trying to trade Chapman as he faces possible suspension

    Fox Sports "Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is under investigation by Major League Baseball for his role in an alleged domestic-violence incident. Yet the Reds are still trying to trade him. The team remains in contact with clubs about Chapman, believing a deal is possible even as the four-time All-Star..." December 10

  • Report: Dodgers have moved on from Chapman

    The Score "The Cincinnati Reds will have to find another suitor for closer Aroldis Chapman. With Major League Baseball investigating an alleged domestic violence incident regarding Chapman, the Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly moved on from trading for the four-time All-Star after a deal appeared to..." December 10

  • Dodgers wiping hands clean of Aroldis Chapman — for now

    New York Post "The Dodgers never finalized a trade to obtain Aroldis Chapman. So they see the reliever as both the Reds’ property and problem. They see the question of punishment for Chapman as the responsibility of the Commissioners Office. They met to decide what to do and, really, basically decided to..." December 09

  • Aroldis Chapman now a toxic asset to many MLB clubs

    USA Today "The Cincinnati Reds insist they really didn’t know. Yet the Boston Red Sox knew. The Los Angeles Dodgers later found out. And now the fate of Aroldis Chapman is in Major League Baseball’s hands. The Reds just might be stuck with a man whose trade was supposed to be the key to their..." December 09

  • Dusty Baker defends Aroldis Chapman, backs MLB domestic violence policy

    ESPN "Nationals manager Dusty Baker weighed in Tuesday on an alleged domestic violence incident involving Aroldis Chapman, saying that he supports baseball's domestic violence policy but also questioning whether "reports" about the Reds closer are true. Chapman's girlfriend told police that the..." December 08

  • Report: Red Sox pulled out of Aroldis Chapman talks due to domestic incident

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox were considering a trade for Aroldis Chapman, but pulled out of talks after learning of his alleged domestic dispute, according to a report. The Red Sox were weighing whether to pursue Chapman or Craig Kimbrel, according to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, until Boston came..." December 08

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Astros will be waiting if the #Dodgers deal for Chapman falls apart

  • MLB's next steps with Chapman under policy not quite clear yet

    Fox Sports "A trade that would have sent Aroldis Chapman to the Dodgers was held up due to an allegation of domestic violence against the Reds closer, a major-league source confirmed to FOX Sports. The question: As Major League Baseball plans to investigate Chapman, will it have sufficient evidence to..." December 08

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    reds, mlb and of course dodgers said to have been blindsided yesterday by chapman alleged incident

  • Aroldis Chapman fired gunshots, 'choked' girlfriend in domestic incident

    Yahoo! Sports "Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman allegedly fired eight gunshots in the garage of his Miami-area home following an October argument with his girlfriend in which she told police he “choked” her and pushed her against a wall, according to police reports obtained by Yahoo Sports. No arrests..." December 08

  • Report: Reds telling teams they haven't agreed to trade Chapman

    The Score "The Cincinnati Reds are reportedly telling teams they haven't agreed to trade All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, fueling speculation in Nashville that the two sides could be working on a multi-team blockbuster instead. The latest news from ESPN's Jayson Stark comes on..." December 07

  • Dodgers acquire Aroldis Chapman from Reds

    L.A. Daily News "The Dodgers lost one of the National League’s best starting pitchers when Zack Greinke signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Their counterstrike: Acquiring one of the league’s best closers. Multiple reports Monday indicated the Dodgers will acquire Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in..." December 07