Aroldis Chapman RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yankees send Chapman to DL with rotator cuff inflammation

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have placed closer Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Saturday, with left shoulder rotator cuff inflammation, according to an announcement from the team. While the severity of the flame-throwing Chapman’s injury isn’t known, it’s obviously not ideal that..." May 14

  • Cubs' Maddon compares White Sox pitching prospect to Chapman

    MLB.com "The five strikeouts recorded by Michael Kopech over two innings Friday against the World Series champion Cubs earned high praise from manager Joe Maddon. "That's a really good arm. It was kind of like watching Aroldis Chapman the way the ball reacts at home plate," Maddon told reporters..." March 20

  • Chapman 'surprised' by how aggressively Marlins pursued him

    Newsday "Once Aroldis Chapman knew the feeling was mutual, the closer had no desire to pitch for anyone other than the Yankees. “I always talked to my agent that my priority was coming back to the Yankees,” Chapman said early Saturday afternoon after arriving at Steinbrenner Field. “I was surprised how..." February 12

  • Steinbrenner says he misspoke about Champan's domestic abuse

    Newsday "The Yankees took considerable heat last year by trading for Aroldis Chapman, and Hal Steinbrenner inadvertently stepped back into that fire Thursday when he talked about the team’s motivation for signing him to a five-year, $86-million free-agent contract in December. Steinbrenner initially was..." February 03

  • Hal Steinbrenner on Chapman: ‘Sooner or later, we forget, right?’

    USA Today "The New York Yankees are embracing a youth movement, and say their fan base has fallen in love with their future stars, but their most popular player these days is a 28-year-old veteran with a checkered past. Yes, we’re talking about Aroldis Chapman, who was brought back to the Yankees as their..." February 02

  • Obama leaves out name of alleged abuser Aroldis Chapman in Cubs' White House ceremony

    New York Daily News "President Barack Obama honored the Cubs' World Series championship team on Monday, mentioning 14 players on the team by name during a 34-minute ceremony. Aroldis Chapman, who was suspended 30 games for violating MLB's domestic violence policy, wasn't among them. Chapman attended the ceremony at..." January 17

  • Joe Maddon’s Aroldis Chapman defense: I had to win, he always said yes

    New York Post "Even if Aroldis Chapman says he was misused by Joe Maddon in the World Series, the Cubs manager has no regrets about how he maneuvered his bullpen to win a ring. Chapman said Friday he did not agree with the way Maddon used him in the World Series as the Cubs ended their 108-year drought,..." December 17

  • Chapman says Marlins were close to signing him, felt Yanks were more stable

    sny.tv "Aroldis Chapman said Friday that the Marlins were close to signing him, but that he felt the Yankees were the more stable organization. "The Marlins were close on signing me, but at the end, my wish was to come back to the Yankees," Chapman said during a conference call. Chapman added that..." December 17

  • Aroldis Chapman disagreed with Joe Maddon’s use of him in the playoffs

    Hardball Talk "In an earlier post today I talked about how two things can be true at the same time. Here are two things that are both true: 1. Joe Maddon and the Cubs won the World Series; and 2. Joe Maddon didn’t optimally deploy Aroldis Chapman in the World Series. I hope people can get their head around..." December 16

  • Chris Christie blasts Yankees' signing of Aroldis Chapman

    Newark Star-Ledger "Outside of running the state of New Jersey, sports are always near the top of Gov. Chris Christie's interests. Whether it be attending a game of one of his favorite teams or co-hosting on WFAN with Craig Carton, Christie always seems to be around the scene of games, events and high-profile..." December 13

  • Aroldis Chapman explains why he chose to return to Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman is heading back to the New York Yankees after helping the Chicago Cubs break a 108-year championship curse. In terms of a career path, you can’t ask for much more than that. After he signed with the Yankees on Wednesday, Chapman revealed that he had narrowed his decision down to..." December 08

  • The Aroldis Chapman fallout will be even more interesting than the deal itself

    Fox Sports "The fallout from the Yankees’ agreement with free agent Aroldis Chapman on a five-year, $86 million contract will be even more interesting than the deal itself. And the deal is pretty darned interesting, seeing as how it shattered the record for a closer by a mere $24 million. The details,..." December 08

  • Marlins offered Chapman $87M before Yankees deal

    Miami Herald "The Marlins have failed in their bid to sign Aroldis Chapman. But they’re still in the picture for Kenley Jansen. Chapman agreed to terms with the New York Yankees late Wednesday on a five-year deal worth $86 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. But they still have a five-year..." December 08

  • Offers For Aroldis Chapman In Excess Of $80MM

    MLB Trade Rumors "One of the top three relievers, Mark Melancon, is off the board after agreeing to a record-setting $62MM deal with the Giants yesterday. But both Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen, the top two relievers of the winter, remain unsigned. Both are likely to make Melancon’s time as the relief contract..." December 06

  • Aroldis Chapman seeks six-year deal; Cubs appear to be out

    CBS Sports "With Mark Melancon now off the board, two elite closers remain in free agency: Lefty Aroldis Chapman and righty Kenley Jansen. In the case of the former, he tells ESPN.com's Marly Rivera that he's looking forward to reviewing his offers this week. "The only thing I have expressed is that I..." December 05

  • Nats reportedly think Aroldis Chapman is too pricey

    Larry Brown Sports "It looks like we can cross one team off the list of Aroldis Chapman suitors. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Thursday, the Washington Nationals think that Chapman is too rich for their taste and will instead aim to re-sign fellow closer Mark Melancon, who impressed on..." December 01

  • Nationals could be interested in Aroldis Chapman

    Hardball Talk "A report from the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo suggests that the Nationals have expressed interest in free agent closer Aroldis Chapman. Chapman profiles as one of the top bullpen arms on the market alongside right-handed closer Kenley Jansen, and his list of known suitors includes the Giants,..." November 27

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