Aroldis Chapman RUMORS & NEWS

  • With Chapman back, Reds option Negron "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

  • Reds, Nationals have had trade talks involving Aroldis Chapman

    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

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Chapman is coming out. Don’t know what it is. Looks like he wanted to stay in. #reds

  • Reds, Chapman avoids arbitration

    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

  • Reds taking, not making calls on Cueto, Chapman

    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

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Reds drawing heavy interest in Chapman as well as Cueto. Teams know that CIN needs to cut payroll - $17M is the current estimate.

  • Should Marlins go after Aroldis Chapman? "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

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Aroldis Chapman has jumped agencies to Relativity. He's eligible for free agency after 2016 and could smash closer-contract records.

  • Achy shoulder for Chapman "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

  • Chapman turns up the heat against D-backs "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

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    ctrent @ctrent

    #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

  • Chapman, Reds hold on for series win over Nationals

    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

  • Aroldis Chapman debuts, gets save in Reds' 4-1 win

    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

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    Cincinnati Reds @Reds

    Chapman reinstated from DL, Partch optioned to Louisville.

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    No Chapman activation yet. Price wants to see him play catch first. Leaning towards tomorrow off DL #reds

  • Aroldis Chapman's Triple-A rehab assignment is not going well

    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

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    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

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Was told today Aroldis Chapman could return to Reds' active roster as early as this weekend. Remarkable progress. Great story.

  • Reds' Chapman could go back-to-back this week

    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

  • Reds' Aroldis Chapman '7-to-10' days from returning

    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

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    ctrent @ctrent

    Aroldis Chapman says he feels ready for a rehab assignment, will likely be Thursday in Dayton

  • Chapman could face batters as soon as Wednesday "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

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    John Fay @johnfayman

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

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    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

    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

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    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

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    Reds @Reds

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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