Aroldis Chapman RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 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

  • Dodgers “Making Progress” On Aroldis Chapman Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers are discussing a trade with the Reds that would bring Chapman to Los Angeles for prospects, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets. Obviously, the prospect package likely required to land Chapman would be considerable. The Dodgers do, of course, already have a terrific closer in Kenley..." December 07

  • Marc Anthony gets into the agent business, signs Aroldis Chapman

    Hardball Talk "There is a somewhat mixed history of entertainers and musicians getting into the sports agent business. Sometimes it works out (Jay-Z has done OK). Sometimes it doesn’t (Master P says “Hi”). Add another one to the list. A pretty big one. Ken Rosenthal reports that Marc Anthony’s Magnus Media is..." November 30

  • Dodgers, looking to upgrade pen, have checked in on Aroldis Chapman

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers thus far have been connected mostly to set-up man extraordinaire Darren O'Day among the bullpen arms, but they've cast a wide net in their search for relief help, and are also considering closers, even the game's most dynamic pen arm Aroldis Chapman. Several other teams have been..." November 23

  • Reds Hope To Move Chapman Before Winter Meetings

    MLB Trade Rumors "Aroldis Chapman‘s name has been frequently mentioned in rumors over the past few months, and he figures to become a more pressing issue in the coming weeks. C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweets that president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty says there’s “nothing close” with..." November 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Tigers have inquired on closers available in trade (Chapman, A. Miller, etc.). Not comfortable with asking prices.

  • 5 teams that could trade for Aroldis Chapman "If the Reds wanted to add a touch of theatrics to this thing, they'd set up shop in the lobby of the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn., next month and ask teams hoping to trade for closer Aroldis Chapman to take a number. The Astros certainly would be there to grab one. The Tigers probably..." November 17

  • Reds GM believes teams will want to trade for Aroldis Chapman

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Reds are looking to trade Aroldis Chapman, and team GM Dick Williams believes there will be plenty of interest in the closer. Williams told Saturday that he wasn’t worried about the Boston Red Sox acquiring Craig Kimbrel in a trade with the San Diego Padres, taking the AL..." November 15

  • Red Sox asked about Chapman, but never got close to a deal

    WCPO Cincinnati "Dick Williams, the Reds’ new general manager, said the Red Sox did inquire about Aroldis Chapman before making the trade for San Diego’s Craig Kimbrel, but a deal with the Reds was never close. “We talked to them,” Williams said. “Teams that are in the market for a closer are going to call...." November 15

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    That's four people insisting this morning that Aroldys Chapman will be moved by the end of the weekend.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Reasonable to assume that #Astros again want Chapman or Kimbrel. SD hard to predict, but likely willing to move Kimbrel for big return.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #RedSox doing background work on #Reds’ Chapman. Indicates sincerity of interest, not that a deal is close.

  • Red Sox interested in Chapman? Closer a big prize "Of all the impact pitchers the Red Sox have a chance to acquire this offseason, it's safe to say that none would create more excitement than Aroldis Chapman. The lefty reliever dominates the stat sheet and lights up the radar gun like few others ever have, and the Reds are willing to listen to..." November 12

  • Should the Reds trade Chapman?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If you asked this question at a Society for American Baseball Research convention, you'd get a unanimous yes vote. If you asked this question to fans in the stands at Great American Ball Park in the ninth inning of a game with the Reds sitting on 10 strikeouts, you'd get a unanimous no..." October 13

  • Aroldis Chapman Threw 62 Fastest Pitches In MLB During 2015

    Real GM Baseball "Aroldis Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues this season, according to Major League Baseball's new Statcast computer system. Chapman's fastest pitches ranged from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph, MLB said after Sunday's regular-season finales. " October 06

  • Chapman available again "Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has only appeared in one game since Aug. 12 — last Tuesday’s blown save vs. the Royals where he allowed the game-tying homer in the ninth before the game went 13 innings. He hasn’t pitched since then because of shoulder stiffness. Chapman is now viewed as available..." August 25

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Turns out Chapman has been unavailable since he last pitched and blew save vs. KC (shoulder). #reds

  • Aroldis Chapman throws so hard there is a ‘Chapman filter’ on

    Larry Brown Sports "How much zip does Aroldis Chapman’s fastball have on it? So much that had to customize one of its statistic leaderboards so someone else can have a chance to appear on it. One Reddit user recently discovered that Major League Baseball has installed a “Chapman filter” on its Statcast..." August 14

  • Yankees among 5 teams 'aggressively pursuing' Reds' Chapman

    The Score "The New York Yankees appear intent on acquiring one of baseball's elite closers. Reported to be hammering away on a potential deal involving Craig Kimbrel of the San Diego Padres, the Yankees are also one of five teams "aggressively pursuing" Cincinnati Reds hard-throwing closer Aroldis..." July 31

  • D-Backs await response from Reds on offer for closer Aroldis Chapman

    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 31

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Diamondbacks, Reds are talking about Aroldis Chapman. D'backs doing due diligence on him. Ask is huge, but may be something there.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    As I reported on @FOXSports1 @AmericasPregame, #SFGiants have inquired to #Reds about Aroldis Chapman. No offers exchanged so far.

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    One AL exec's description of the #Reds price tag on Aroldis Chapman: "Exorbitant." Other clubs not sure the owner wants to move him

  • Could Aroldis Chapman start for another team?

    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

  • Reds' Chapman becomes fastest pitcher to record 500 strikeouts in MLB history

    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

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