Aroldis Chapman RUMORS & NEWS

  • 1d
    John Fay @johnfayman

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

  • 3d
    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 "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

  • 30d
    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

  • 30d
    Reds @Reds

    Chapman will be kept overnight for observation. We will update his status tomorrow morning.

  • 62d
    Jim Duquette @Jim_Duquette

    Jocketty on Bailey "I'm hopeful we can get him signed up to a multi year deal before next week" On Chapman "we've talked about extending him

  • 81d
    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Reds settle with Aroldis Chapman at $5M, midpoint between his ask $5.4M and their offer $4.6M

  • Reds would like to get at least 60 innings out of Aroldis Chapman in 2014

    Hardball Talk "Reds manager Bryan Price says the team would like to get at least 60 innings pitched from flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman during the season, reports C. Trent Rosecrans. Chapman reached 71 2/3 in 2012 and 63 2/3 in 2013, so it’s not an unreasonable expectation. Ex-manager Dusty Baker was..." January 27

  • Is dealing Aroldis Chapman answer for the Reds?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Walt Jocketty’s feelings at the conclusion of the Winter Meetings were pretty much exactly the same as they were after the meetings in 2011 and ’12: Frustration. “Yeah, a little bit, but we keep trying,” Jocketty told reporters as the meetings ended. “We’ve made deals after the meetings before...." December 15

  • Reds Chapman preparing for next season as closer

    Cincinnati Enquirer "While the question has been posed to Reds manager Bryan Price and general manager Walt Jocketty many times, there’s no questions for Aroldis Chapman about his role. He is a the Reds’ closer and it’s not even a discussion, he told The Enquirer at Redsfest. “Aside from that, I’m tired of every..." December 07

  • Reds say Chapman likely to remain closer "Fans have grown accustomed to the excitement Reds closer Aroldis Chapman brings when he emerges from the bullpen to lock down a game. On Wednesday, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty indicated that Chapman would likely remain the Reds' closer in 2014. There had been speculation again over..." December 05

  • 179d
    ctrent @ctrent

    #Reds Bryan Price on Aroldis Chapman: ‘we’ll make that decision as we go forward’

  • Baker: Chapman's extra work 'by design' "For the first time in his Major League career Reds closer Aroldis Chapman pitched for the fourth day in a row on Friday closing out a 3-2 win over the Dodgers for his 35th save of the season. Manager Dusty Baker said on Saturday that it was by design to have Chapman logging more and more..." September 07

  • Reds Aroldis Chapman makes an unlikely friend

    Cincinnati Enquirer "They are unlikely friends. Aroldis Chapman the Reds’ All-Star pitcher with the million-dollar smile and the $25-million contract. Cervilio Miguel Amador the principal male dancer for the Cincinnati Ballet. Chapman at 6-foot-4 towers over the 5-6 Amador. But friendship isn’t measured by shirt..." August 25

  • Dusty: No Aroldis Chapman in eighth

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds manager Dusty Baker made it very clear before the question about Aroldis Chapman was asked again: “I’m not going to use Chapman in the eighth,” Baker said. “It’s too early. Something happens to Chapman, you’re stuck with the people everybody wants you to stay away from. The days of the..." June 15

  • Reds announce Chapman returning to closer role

    Dayton Daily News "The rigors of spring training have officially caught up with Reds manager Dusty Baker, who labored through a scratchy voice to discuss baseball’s hottest topic with the media on Friday. Turns out, he didn’t have to say much. With general manager Walt Jocketty by his side, Baker announced the..." March 22

  • Chapman decision a bad one

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Barring a significant change of minds, the Reds are expected to announce today that Chappy will close. All together now: Bad decision. TML won’t be in Goodyear today. But a question I might have asked: WHAT THE HECK WERE YOU DOING ALL OFFSEASON? What happened to the plan? Why did..." March 21

  • Stephen Strasburg in mid-season form; Aroldis Chapman happy as closer

    Yahoo! Sports "If the regular season started tomorrow we don't think that would be seen enough for Stephen Strasburg. The Washington Nationals ace was in mid-season form on Saturday striking out eight Houston Astros over five and one-third fantastic innings. Or maybe Strasburg's spring training form is simply..." March 17

  • Cincy stays quiet on Chapman

    Red Reporter "The Washington Nationals invited controversy last season by publicly announcing Stephen Strasburg's innings limit. Fortunately, the Reds appear to have learned from the Nats' debacle by keeping Aroldis Chapman's usage plan within the team. Mark Sheldon reported earlier this week that the silence..." March 08

  • The Aroldis Chapman Project

    Redleg Nation "Imagine you grew up in poverty, scraping and scratching in the playground dirt to make something of yourself. Imagine further that you’re a prisoner of the local authorities, encumbered by anger and the callowness of your youth; blessed with unnatural talent, yet unable to get out of your own way...." February 25

  • Bullpen/ Starter: Aroldis Chapman

    Redleg Nation "We might as well be prepared for this eventuality. The decision to move Aroldis Chapman from the bullpen to the starting rotation is going to be the biggest topic of conversation (and controversy) around Cincinnati until August, at least. If you are a regular reader of the Nation, you already..." February 18

  • Aroldis Chapman's transition is hottest topic at Reds' spring training

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In some circles, only one thing is happening this year at Reds spring training: Aroldis Chapman’s conversion from closer to starter. It’s the most debated and talked-about topic of spring in Redsland. Everyone has different opinions. There even seem to be varying theories within the Reds..." February 17

  • Chapman will be on an innings limit, but Price doesn't have a number set yet

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It's like Reds pitching coach Bryan Price has been given the fastest car on the lot. Now, he has to figure out how far he can drive it without breaking it down. The Reds are going to get Aroldis Chapman ready as a starter. But Chapman is coming off a year in which he threw 71 2/3 innings. Big..." November 30

  • Cuban stars hoping to reconnect on field "Not long ago, two Cuban ballplayers, both considered among the best to ever suit up for the country's national team, met late one night after a game to talk about their escape and life in the United States. The rendezvous had been planned for months. The location wasn't finalized until hours..." October 09

  • There's fast and then there's Chapman

    San Francisco Chronicle "The hardest thrower among major-league pitchers is a man who left behind his parents, siblings and a newborn daughter to defect from Cuba. When Aroldis Chapman arrived in America, he drowned his sorrows in passionate pursuit of the exotic life: fast cars, tawdry nightclubs, wide-ranging..." October 05

  • Chapman progressing; what's next for Cingrani?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Aroldis Chapman threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday at Wrigley Field. "It went real well," Chapman said through translator Tomas Vera. "The shoulder feels good." Chapman has hasn't pitched since Sept. 10, because of shoulder fatigue. He said the fatigue is gone. "None at all,"..." September 20

  • Chapman shut down with fatigue

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Closer Aroldis Chapman will be shut down for at least a few days with shoulder fatigue. "A little of bit of fatigue," Chapman said through a translator Tomas Vera. "For a couple games back, I feel like I haven't been myself. I felt a lot of fatigue. I don't think it's anything major. I just..." September 11

  • Aroldis Chapman's velocity dropping "Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker admits that he is concerned about Aroldis Chapman's recent drop in velocity. Chapman, who routinely throws his fastball over 100 mph, struggled with his velocity and command in Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The All-Star closer threw seven of..." September 11

  • Aroldis Chapman's numbers comical, ridiculous

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Aroldis Chapman burned through the Cubs for three saves and the occasional 103-mph fastball here this weekend, as the Reds' reliever continues to amaze the baseball world. The numbers border on comical or ridiculous, or whatever adjective springs to mind: -- Sunday was Chapman's 28th save..." August 13

  • Aroldis Chapman might not be Reds' closer forever

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Aroldis Chapman obviously is going to be in the bullpen the rest of this year. But Reds manager Dusty Baker hinted that Chapman could return to the rotation in 2013. "We'll worry about that next year," Baker said. "We'll worry about that when we get (Ryan) Madson back. We'll worry about that..." July 24

  • Joey Votto, Aroldis Chapman, Jay Bruce named All-Stars

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds placed three players on the All-Star Team: Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Aroldis Chapman through the player and fan votes. Brandon Phillips and Johnny Cueto did not get in via the vote. More players will be named by manager Tony La Russa. Votto was voted in by the fans. He will start..." July 02

  • Baker to Chapman: No more somersaults

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Aroldis Chapman won't be turning somersaults again soon, at least not from a Reds pitching mound. Reds manager Dusty Baker was asked again Wednesday about Chapman's antics of Tuesday night, when Chapman did two forward rolls after closing a 4-3 win over Milwaukee. When one reporter tried to..." June 28

  • Dusty on Chapman somersaults: It won't happen again

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds manager Dusty Baker was asked again today about Aroldis Chapman's antics of Tuesday night, when Chapman did two forward rolls after closing the Reds' 4-3 win over Milwaukee. "It's been addressed," an unsmiling Baker said. "It's over with. It won't happen again, ever." The somersaults..." June 27

  • Aroldis Chapman doesn't have to pitch ninth inning

    Cincinnati Enquirer "After days like Sunday, it's helpful to remember that one game in a baseball season is like one dollar in Mitt Romney's pocket. Seventy-one down, only 91 to go. That said. . . Ban The Book. Burn it, shred it, make it as gone as Josh Willingham's mega-homer in the 9th inning Sunday. I..." June 25

  • Aroldis Chapman 'human,' according to Dusty Baker

    Cincinnati Enquirer "What's wrong with Aroldis Chapman? The biggest question in Redsland has no easy answer. Or maybe it does. Some believe Chapman may be struggling because of lower back issues, which Reds manager Dusty Baker mentioned on a pre-game radio show last week. But Chapman and Baker both say Chapman..." June 25

  • Reds downplay Chapman ailment

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Aroldis Chapman recently has had some lower back issues, but the occasional ache makes Chapman no different than any other Reds player. What does make Chapman different is his ability to throw fastballs over 100 mph. And when Chapman has a setback, such as the walk-off homer he allowed to..." June 21

  • Woman in Cincinnati Reds pitcher's Pittsburgh hotel room accused of lying after robbery

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A Maryland woman who claimed she was robbed in the Downtown hotel room of a Cincinnati Reds pitcher last month has been charged with filing a false police report. Claudia Manrique, 26, of Silver Spring, at first told Pittsburgh police she was alone in the room of Aroldis Chapman the night of..." June 21

  • Reds' Chapman gave up an earned run for the first time all season in loss to Pirates

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Aroldis Chapman looked, well, human. Chapman gave up an earned run for the first time all season to take the loss as the Reds fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 in 10 innings Thursday night before a crowd of 23,106 at Great American Ball Park. Chapman gave up back-to-back doubles to Clint..." June 08

  • Reports: Woman tied up, robbed in Chapman's room

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Pittsburgh police confirmed Wednesday they are investigating a robbery Tuesday evening of a 26-year-old Hispanic woman who was tied up and robbed inside Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman's room at the Onmi Penn Hotel. Claudia Manrique, of Silver Spring, Md., a guest of Chapman, was in the Reds..." May 31

  • Aroldis Chapman remains mystery off the field

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In the midst of the best stretch of his professional career, Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman had a miserable week. On the field, the man with the dazzling fastball was finally named the closer for his red-hot team. He picked up saves against the Yankees and the Braves and then a win. Remarkably,..." May 27

  • Aroldis Chapman dials it up on officers' radar guns

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The word "speed" would relate to "Aroldis Chapman" in a word association game – and now not only for his fastball. The 24-year-old Cuban native – with the fastest recorded pitch in Major League history at 105 mph – was arrested early Monday morning outside of Columbus for driving 93 mph on..." May 23

  • Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman arrested after traffic stop

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman was arrested after he was caught driving 93 miles per hour in Grove City early Monday, according to police. Police said Chapman, 24, was pulled over for speeding in a black 2010 Mercedes S63 on Interstate 71 North near Interstate 270 at about 12:42..." May 22

  • Aroldis Chapman should start for Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Maybe Aroldis Chapman can start, go six innings, take a breather in the 7th, set himself up in the 8th and save his own win in the 9th. That would answer some questions. Meantime, it's clearer than ever that the Reds don't know what to do with their Missile. It's equally clear that for now, it..." May 21

  • Chapman closer plan is day-by-day

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Before Sunday's game, Reds manager Dusty Baker said Aroldis Chapman was the club's new closer. But he wasn't sure if he was available to pitch Sunday. Then Baker talked to Chapman. "He said he was fine," Baker said. "My inclination was not to use him before we asked him. We go on an honor..." May 21

  • Reds considering moving Chapman to closer "There could be a change coming in the Reds' closer role, with manager Dusty Baker hinting late Saturday afternoon that he might turn from Sean Marshall to Aroldis Chapman. There was bumpy ending to Cincinnati's 6-5 victory over the Yankees. For the second time in 10 days, Marshall could not..." May 19

  • Baker: Chapman where he's needed

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With the Reds in New York, the subject of what lies in the future for left-hander Aroldis Chapman came up. Reds manager Dusty Baker said the plan remains the same: Chapman will start in the future – but it sounded like not in the immediate future. "Someday, yeah," Baker said. "But right now,..." May 17

  • Feet on ground, sky's the limit for Aroldis Chapman

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The pitch was 99 mph. On the inside corner. Ian Stewart watched helplessly as it zipped past his knees and into Ryan Hanigan's mitt for the called third strike. Inning over. Bases-loaded threat stifled. The pitch, which came in the seventh inning of Sunday's 4-3 Reds victory over the Chicago Cubs,..." April 24

  • Is Aroldis Chapman a starter in waiting for Cincinnati Reds?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto is a pretty good authority on what it takes for a pitcher to be effective. Votto, after all, is the Reds' leading expert on hitting. Votto thinks Aroldis Chapman can be something the Reds have been longing for since Jose Rijo's elbow blew up: A true No. 1 starter. The day Votto..." April 14

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