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 30
Sources: Diamondbacks, Reds are talking about Aroldis Chapman. D'backs doing due diligence on him. Ask is huge, but may be something there.
One AL exec's description of the #Reds price tag on Aroldis Chapman: "Exorbitant." Other clubs not sure the owner wants to move him
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
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
MLB.com "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
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
Chapman is coming out. Don’t know what it is. Looks like he wanted to stay in. #reds
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
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
Sources: #Reds drawing heavy interest in Chapman as well as Cueto. Teams know that CIN needs to cut payroll - $17M is the current estimate.
MLB.com "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
Source: Aroldis Chapman has jumped agencies to Relativity. He's eligible for free agency after 2016 and could smash closer-contract records.
MLB.com "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
MLB.com "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
#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
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
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
Chapman reinstated from DL, Partch optioned to Louisville.
No Chapman activation yet. Price wants to see him play catch first. Leaning towards tomorrow off DL #reds
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
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
Was told today Aroldis Chapman could return to Reds' active roster as early as this weekend. Remarkable progress. Great story.
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
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
Aroldis Chapman says he feels ready for a rehab assignment, will likely be Thursday in Dayton
MLB.com "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
Chapman had been cleared to throw live batting practice. #reds
Bryan Price said Aroldis Chapman could throw live batting practice by the end of this coming road trip #Reds
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
Kremchek says recovery possible in 6-8 weeks but that doesn’t mean Chapman will be able to pitch right away. #Reds
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
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
Chapman will be kept overnight for observation. We will update his status tomorrow morning.
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
#Reds settle with Aroldis Chapman at $5M, midpoint between his ask $5.4M and their offer $4.6M
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
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
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
MLB.com "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
#Reds Bryan Price on Aroldis Chapman: ‘we’ll make that decision as we go forward’
MLB.com "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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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