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54 Aroldis Chapman RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 2/28/1988 | Birthplace: Holguin, Cuba | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Cincinnati | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $4,835,772 | Owned/Started%: 96/92 | Average Draft Position: 61.38
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Reds closer Aroldis Chapman notches 22nd save of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/1/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman wasn't as crisp as we have become accustomed to on Saturday against the Pirates, but he still managed to pick up his 22nd save of the season.

Despite allowing three hits, a walk and a run, Chapman struck out two batters and closed out his team's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. He now has a 1.81 ERA in 44 2/3 innings this season.


Aroldis Chapman nabs 21st save for Reds


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman came into a tight situation and excelled once again, picking up his 21st save of the season to preserve a 1-0 victory. 

Chapman struck out Jason Heyward looking and Yadier Molina swinging to end the game, needing just 13 pitches to power through the Cardinals' hitters. The closer remains one of the prime targets of several teams as the trade deadline approaches. 


D-Backs talking to Reds about closer Aroldis Chapman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2015) Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart confirmed Tuesday he has talked with the Reds about closer Aroldis Chapman, according to MLB.com.

"I'm going to go down that path and see where it takes us," Stewart said.

Stewart said he didn't know if a deal was likely to get done, but added he doesn't want to do anything that hurts the team in the future.

Yahoo Sports reported earlier Tuesday the two sides were discussing a deal, and the Diamondbacks were doing their due diligence about the lefty reliever.


Report: Giants interested in Reds closer Aroldis Chapman


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) The Giants have shown interest in trading for Reds flamethrowing closer Aroldis Chapman, according to Fox Sports, which is further reporting that no offers have been exchanged.

Chapman has converted all but one save in 21 opportunities this season and is averaging a ridiculous 1.8 strikeouts per inning.

San Francisco has a reliable closer in Santiago Casilla.


Reds Aroldis Chapman gets one out for 20th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman appeared to have a night off, with his team holding a 5-0 lead heading into the ninth inning, but reliever Jumbo Diaz allowed two runs, forcing Chapman to make a quick entrance and a quicker save, retiring one batter to close out Cincinnati's 5-2 win over the Rockies. 

Three days after taking a loss against the Cubs, Chapman only needed three pitches to get the job done Saturday, getting one ground-ball out to finish the contest. Chapman has now reached at least 20 saves for the fourth straight season. 


Reds asking price for closer Aroldis Chapman is through the roof


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/24/2015) The Reds understand they have a hot commodity in closer Aroldis Chapman, and if another team wants to claim him the price will be high, according to ESPN.com.

The price for obtaining probably the best closer in baseball is apparently too high for comfort. One American League executive told ESPN that the Reds' price tag on Chapman was "exorbitant."

Chapman has a 1.74 ERA with 74 strikeouts and 23 walks in 41 1/3 innings this season. He has also recorded 19 saves.


Reds RP Aroldis Chapman notches save Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2015) Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning to record his 19th save of the season during Monday's 5-4 win over the Cubs. He also struck out two batters.

Chapman has converted 19 of his 20 save opportunities this season with a 1.56 ERA.


Reds closer Aroldis Chapman makes history Sunday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/19/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman became the fastest player to record 500 strikeouts in Major League Baseball history on Sunday after recording a five-strikeout outing against the Indians.

Chapman struck out five of the six batters he faced on Sunday in what was just his latest dominant performance. 

The six-year veteran needed just 292 innings to exceed the 500 career strikeout mark, besting the previous record by 13 innings.

Chapman now has an impressive 1.60 ERA with 70 strikeouts and 21 walks in 39 1/3 innings of relief this season.


Reds' Aroldis Chapman mows down side in All Star Game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman became the 14th pitcher in All Star Game history to strike out the side in order on Tuesday. 

Chapman pitched an impressive ninth inning in his home ballpark. Chapman fanned the side on 14 pitches. Twelve of the 14 pitches were clocked at over 100 mph, topping out at 103. 

Chapman struck out more batters than any Reds All Star since Mario Soto in 1982. 


Reds RP Aroldis Chapman blows away the Marlins for 18th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman nailed down his 18th save of the season in the 1-0 win over the Marlins on Friday. Chapman worked around a one-out hit as he struck out the other three men to face him, two of them on 103 mph fastballs.

The hard-throwing righty is a perfect 18-for-18 in save chances this year, and is working on an 11-game scoreless streak, bringing his ERA down to 1.69 on the season.


Reds' Aroldis Chapman notches 17th save


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman recorded his 17th save of the season in Monday's win over Washington. 

Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth to protect a one-run lead and convert his eighth save opportunity in a row. 

Chapman hasn't allowed a run in his 10 appearances and hasn't surrendered a hit in his last four. 


NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote. 

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson

The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance. 

National League reserves are:

Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres

National League pitchers are:

Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals

The five candidates for the Final Vote are:

Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies


Reds' Aroldis Chapman gets work with perfect inning


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman got his first work in four games with a ninth inning of Sunday's loss to Milwaukee. 

Chapman entered trailing by five runs and retired the side in order, striking out one. 


Reds RP Aroldis Champan nails down 16th save on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman worked an easy, perfect ninth inning on Wednesday to record his 16th save of the season. Chapman struck out one and needed just 12 pitches to retire the side in order, preserving the 2-1 victory over the Twins. 

Chapman is a perfect 16-for-16 in save chances. He has not allowed a run in nine straight outings, and owns a miniscule 1.83 ERA overall this season. 


Reds activate Aroldis Champman; option Kris Negron


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman has been reinstated from the paternity list Thursday, the team announced.

Chapman did not appear in the last two games while on leave. Meanwhile, the team optioned infielder Kris Negron to Triple-A. Negron is hitting .141 in 92-at bats this season.


Report: Reds hearing from teams regarding Cueto, Leake, Chapman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) The Reds have been contacted by multiple teams regarding starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, starting pitcher Mike Leake and closer Aroldis Chapman, according to Fox Sports. However, the Reds have been reluctant to engage in serious trade talks.

The Royals are one team that have contacted the Reds about Cueto and Leake, according to Fox Sports.


Reds expect Aroldis Chapman to return from paternity leave Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is expected to return from the paternity list on Thursday against the Pirates, manager Bryan Price told reporters Tuesday. Chapman went on a paternity leave Monday.

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman placed on paternity leave


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) The Reds have placed closer Aroldis Chapman on paternity leave, per MLB.com. It remains to be seen how long he is sidelined.

Chapman has been fine after a brief slump in late May and early June. He has allowed just one run over his last eight opportunities with six saves during that stretch. He struck out the side in each of his last three appearances.


Reds RP Aroldis Chapman earns save in Sunday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth inning to earn his 15th save of the season during Sunday's 5-2 win over the Marlins.

Chapman did walk a batter and allowed one hit before recording the final three outs. He is now 15 for 16 on save chances this season.


Reds' Aroldis Chapman pitches scoreless ninth for 14th save


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman converted his fifth save opportunity in a row, closing out Tuesday's win over Detroit. 

Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 14th save. He allowed one hit and struck out three batters to protect a three-run lead. He threw 13 strikes in 17 pitches. 


Report: Nationals discussing Reds closer Aroldis Chapman


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) The Nationals have reportedly had preliminary discussions surrounding a possible deal for Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, sources have told FoxSports.com. No deal is close at this time, and neither team has confirmed the reports.

The Nationals currently have Drew Storen as their closer, and he has been excellent out of the bullpen this season, as he is 19-for-20 in save chances with a 1.11 ERA entering play on Friday. But the Nationals have had trouble getting the ball to him, as the team has a collective 3.66 bullpen ERA.

Chapman, who nailed down his 13th save of the season on Friday, would give the Nationals a very formidable bullpen if a deal is made. 


Reds RP Aroldis Chapman collects 13th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) Aroldis Chapman made relatively quick work of the Cubs on Friday to help the Reds close out a 5-4, 10-inning victory, earning his 13th save in the process. 

Chapman faced four batters in his one inning of work, issuing a walk, but striking out a pair to wrap up the game. It's the fifth straight appearance in which Chapman hasn't allowed a hit. 


Reds closer Aroldis Chapman locks down 12th save Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman tossed a perfect ninth inning to secure his 12th save during a 5-2 win Wednesday against the Phillies. 

Chapman opened the inning by getting Cameron Rupp to foul out to first base. He then struck out Andres Blanco before retiring Ben Revere on a line out to left field to end the game.

The left-hander is 12 for 13 in save opportunities this season. He has 45 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings.


Reds' Aroldis Chapman earns save despite run allowed


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman picked up his 11th save of the season in Monday night's 6-4 win over the Phillies. 

Chapman had some room to work with and needed it as he gave up an earned run and faced five batters. His walked two batters and struck out one. Chapman now has a 2.39 ERA this season. 


Reds' Aroldis Chapman earns 10th save Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth inning on Thursday, notching his 10th save in his team's 6-4 win over the Phillies.

Chapman suffered his first blown save of the season on Wednesday but bounced back with a strong effort one day later. It was the first time he struck out the side in a perfect inning of work since April 21. Chapman owns a 2.22 ERA and 41:15 K:BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings.