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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: 61.17
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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.


Reds closer Aroldis Chapman collects ninth save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman picked up his ninth save Saturday, although he did have to deal with some baserunners to earn it. 

Chapman walked two batters with one out, bringing the tying run to the plate, but he recovered to strike out the final two hitters. The closer lowered his ERA to 1.61. 


Reds closer Aroldis Chapman records eighth save on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman nailed down his eighth save of the season, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in the 5-2 win over the Nationals on Friday. Chapman gave up one hit and struck out one.

Chapman has been shaky recently, giving up earned runs in two of his last four outings. But he is still a perfect 8-for-8 in save chances this season. 


Reds closer Aroldis Chapman could be available at trade deadline


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Rival teams are salivating over the possibility of Reds closer Aroldis Chapman being available at the trade deadline, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

"Most days he's unhittable," an AL scout said.

The lefty reliever is in the final year of his contract and will be arbitration eligible after the season. He won't be a free agent until after the 2016 season, per Baseball-Reference.com.


Reds closer Aroldis Chapman takes loss on Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth inning on Monday in Cincinnati's 5-4 loss to the Rockies.

Chapman, in a non-save situation, allowed the first two batters of the inning to reach safely, putting runners on first and third with no outs. Then, Chapman allowed a sacrifice fly to Nolan Arenado to give Colorado the lead. Chapman would strikeout the final two batters to end the inning.

Chapman, now 2-3, moved his ERA to 1.86 in 19 1/3 innings of work.


Reds' Aroldis Chapman gets seventh save with perfect ninth


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning to protect a 4-3 lead in Thursday's win over the Giants. 

Chapman earned his seventh save of the season and reduced his ERA to 1.10. He struck out two of the three batters he faced. 


Reds closer Aroldis Chapman throws scoreless ninth inning to earn win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Closer Aroldis Chapman (2-2) came on in a tie game Tuesday to hold the Braves scoreless in the top of the ninth inning and took the win when the Reds rallied to win it in the bottom half.

Chapman took the loss in both of the Reds' two previous games and had not allowed a run all season until the recent hiccup.

Reds' Tucker Barnhart takes blame for game-deciding wild pitch


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart took full responsibility for what decided Monday's game against the Braves. Closer Aroldis Chapman's pitch went through Barnhart's glove, allowing a go-ahead run to score in the ninth inning.

"I've got to catch the ball, it's that simple," Barnhart said to MLB.com. "That doesn't matter -- 110, 120 [mph], it doesn't matter. That ball has to be caught. There's no excuse."

Manager Bryan Price didn't solely blame Barnahart for the error.

"It was just a pitch that got away," Price said. "It's hard when you're throwing that hard and the ball cuts instead of sinks. It's a tough position to play with a guy that throws like Chappy does. It's a lot of velocity and a lot of action."


Reds P Mike Leake gives up one run in no-decision


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Reds pitcher Mike Leake allowed only one earned run during Monday night's 2-1 loss to the Braves. 

Leake didn't have his best stuff as he gave up eight hits and two walks while only striking out one batter. However, through six innings he was able to keep the Braves' batters at bay enough to keep the game tied 1-1 when he left. 

Aroldis Chapman pitched the top of the ninth and gave up a run on a willd pitch to lose the game. 

After throwing nine strikeouts against the Cubs on April 24, Leake has only struck out a total of six batters in his past three games. 

Leake's next start is projected for Sunday against the Giants. 


Reds' Aroldis Chapman takes loss Sunday vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman suffered a loss Sunday, allowing one earned run on three hits in two-thirds of an inning while striking out one in his team's 4-3 defaet against the White Sox.

Chapman (1-1) was able to get two quick outs after his team tied the game in the top of the ninth, but the White Sox strung together three straight two-out hits to pull out the win. It was the first run allowed this season by Chapman, who has a 0.68 ERA and 23:6 K:BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings.


Reds' Aroldis Chapman earns sixth save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman picked up his sixth save Wednesday, giving up one hit in an inning of work in his team's 3-0 win over the Pirates.

Chapman failed to record a strikeout in an appearance for the first time since April 12 in Wednesday's win, but he was still able to slam the door to preserve the shutout. He has yet to surrender a run in 12 2/3 innings while racking up 22 strikeouts.


Reds closer Aroldis Chapman walks three in non-save appearance


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was brought on in a non-save situation Tuesday, leading 7-1 in the ninth inning, and struggled with his control, walking three batters before fanning the next two to close out the game. 

Chapman had not pitched in six days prior to Tuesday. 

Chapman, who had three strike outs overall on Tuesday, has not allowed a run and has K'd 22 batters in 11 2/3 innings this season. 

The right hander had only three walks on the season before issuing three more on Tuesday.


Aroldis Chapman saves fifth of year for Reds


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning to save Tuesday's game against Milwaukee. 

Chapman struck out two and threw nine strikes in 13 pitches. He earned his fifth save of the year. 

Chapman has not allowed a run this year, in 11 appearances. He's allowed eight baserunners and struck out 19 in 10 and two thirds innings.