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66 Kevin Chapman RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/226 | Birthdate: 2/19/1988 | Birthplace: Coral Springs, FL | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Astros activate Springer, Oberholtzer; option Chapman, Grossman


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) The Astros announced several roster moves following Tuesday's loss to San Francisco. The club optioned reliever Kevin Chapman and outfielder Robbie Grossman down to Triple-A. Starter Brett Oberholtzer and outfielder George Springer was activated from the disabled list. Springer's transaction won't become official until Wednesday, per the team's official website.

Astros option L.J. Hoes, recall Kevin Chapman


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) The Astros have optioned outfielder L.J. Hoes to Triple-A Fresno and recalled pitcher Kevin Chapman from the same club, the team announced Thursday.

The team will use reliever Samuel Deduno as the team's starting pitcher Friday, increasing the need to bring up a bullpen arm. Hoes was 0 for 1 with one run in two appearances while with the team.


Astros send Singleton, Chapman to Triple-A; DFA Alex Presley


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) The Astros have optioned first baseman Jon Singleton and left-hander Kevin Chapman down to Triple-A Fresno, and designated outfielder Alex Presley for assignment, according to the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday.

According to MLB.com, the Astros may try to trade Presley if they are unable to keep him. Presley, 29, slashed .212/.316/.333 with three RBI over 33 spring at-bats.

Singleton, 23, made his debut in 2014 and hit .168 over 310 at-bats in his first season in the majors. He hit .213 this spring.

"There are definitely things I need to improve on," Singleton said. "This move was necessary."

Chapman, 27, registered a 4.64 ERA in his second season in the majors last year. This spring, he posted a 2.16 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP and 10:3 K:BB ratio over 8 1/3 innings.

"I just need to just polish up a little bit," Chapman said.


Tony Sipp lands role in Astros bullpen, last spot still open


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced that LHP Tony Sipp had earned a spot in the bullpen.

"Sipp's on the team," Hinch told MLB.com's Brian McTaggart

There are still three pitchers battling for the final spot in the Astros pen: Kevin Chapman, Joe Thatcher and Darin Downs

Thatcher is the most experienced, but he's not on the team's 40-man roster. Still, he appears to be the favorite. 

"Thatch has thrown well and has some experience," Hinch said. "Chapman is still in the mix."


Hinch: Astros 'likely' to use seven-man bullpen in 2015


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch indicated that the team is likely to use a seven-man bullpen this season, leaving two spots open for competition this spring, the Houston Chronicle reports.

"Likely," Hinch said of a seven-man bullpen. "There’s always a chance that (changes) depending on how the schedule plays out, and there’s always a debate on how many pitchers to carry during interleague. Now interleague is pretty much year round, so I mean, in a perfect world with our roster, it’s likely to carry a seven-man ‘pen. If we feel like we need an extra pitcher or injury happens, there’s different ways to shape our roster, then we will, but likely 12."

The two open spots will likely be filled by a left-handed pitcher and a long reliever. The competition for the second lefty in the pen likely comes down to Kevin Chapman and nonroster invitees Joe Thatcher and Darin Downs. The long relief role has a broader list of candidates, including Alex White and Asher Wojciechowski, who will prepare both as starters and relievers.

"We’re going to stretch out a lot of our guys," Hinch said. "Some of them are because they’re competing in that fifth starter spot, some of them are bullpen guys. Will Harris is going to throw multiple innings. Obviously (Sam) Deduno has been a starter in the past, he’s in a competition for the fifth man spot. Wojo, White, those guys are going to need to, going to plan for the season on both fronts, whether it’s a starter or reliever. But we’re preaching multiple innings. It’s important if you have a seven-man bullpen that you have a couple of guys that can get four, five, six outs if needed and be a bridge to the rest of the bullpen."


Astros' Kevin Chapman trying to keep hitters guessing with changeup


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) Astros pitcher Kevin Chapman is figuring out quickly the need for a third pitch in his arsenal. He posted a 2-0 record with a 4.64 ERA in 21 1/3 innings pitched in 2014. 

"[The changeup is] something I sort of messed with last year when I was sent down and I was in Triple-A," Chapman said. "I thought while I was there I'd try to throw it and get another pitch. When I came back up, I didn't use it that much, but when I did, it was effective. That's something I really wanted to explore and see what it's got for me."

He wants to be able to keep hitters on their toes for this season.

"Last year, it wasn't like key situations or a full count or something like that, but any time I had an opportunity to use it in a situation that's not vital to one pitch, I used it and I was getting good results and getting it for strikes, and when guys were putting it in play, it was weak contact," he said.


Kevin Chapman making return to majors


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) The Astros will recall pitcher Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Oklahoma City Friday, reports MLB.com.

Chapman has a 1.23 ERA in 44 innings of relief in Triple-A this season, but struggled mightily in his last trip to the majors. He allowed seven runs over 5 2/3 innings in seven major-league appearances earlier in the season. 


Anthony Bass back, Kevin Chapman down for Astros


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Right-hander Anthony Bass has been activated off the disabled list by the Astros, who in turn demoted left-hander Kevin Chapman to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Domingo Santana among Astros' promotions Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) As expected, the Astros promoted outfielder Domingo Santana, infielder Enrique Hernandez and ptcher Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Oklahoma City Tuesday. All three players will be in uniform against the Mariners.

Astros promoting INF, RP from Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) The Astros will promote infielder Enrique Hernandez and left-handed reliever Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Oklahoma City Tuesday, a source told MLB.com. 

Hernandez is batting .337 with a .380 on-base percentage, .506 slugging percentage and .887 OPS in 67 games at Triple-A. He has two triples, eight home runs, 17 doubles and 31 RBI.

Chapman is 1-1 with a 0.94 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 26 relief appearances for Oklahoma City. He also has two saves and 37 strikeouts in 28 2/3 innings.


Report: Kevin Chapman going down Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) The Astros will send reliever Kevin Chapman down Thursday, according to the Houston Chronicle. Chapman was informed of the move after allowing a walk to the only batter he faced in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Royals.

Chapman had a 12.27 ERA and 3.27 WHIP in six appearances, allowing five runs on five hits and seven walks in 3 2/3 innings of work. A corresponding move has not been announces. 


Kevin Chapman blows first save chance, still wins


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Astros pitcher Kevin Chapman blew a save opportunity Saturday against the Rangers, but ended up getting the win as the team rallied for a 6-5 win in 10 innings.

Chapman, who is in the mix for the team's closer-by-committee role, allowed a solo home run to tie the game, the fourth time in five appearances he has allowed at least one run.  Fortunately, he earned his first win of the season when the Astros took the lead in the top of the 10th.

Chapman has failed to impress early in the season, carrying a 12.27 ERA with five hits and six walks in 3 2/3 innings.


Three potential Astros closers pitch in non-save situation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Though Bo Porter has declared a closer-by-committee approach for the Astros to start the season, one might glean from the Tuesday box score that early favorite Josh Fields has a leg up on the job.

Kevin Chapman, Chad Qualls and Matt Albers all pitched in the victory over the Yankees in non-save situations. Fields was held back, which indicates he will be first in line to close out games. Albers pitched the ninth, but since it was the season opener for Houston, it cannot be argued that he was merely getting his work in.


Kevin Chapman has a 'leg up' on other lefties


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Astros reliever Kevin Chapman has a "leg up" over the other lefties in the bullpen, according to MLB.com.

Manager Bo Porter said he'll take the seven best relievers, regardless of their handedness. The fact that Chapman is a lefty gives him an advantage, but most teams try not to carry more than two lefties on their roster unless those players are also effective against right-handers.

Chapman had a 1.77 ERA in 20 1/3 innings last year.


Kevin Chapman converts two-out save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) Astros reliever Kevin Chapman collected a rare two-out save Sunday afternoon against the Angels.

Chapman took over for Jordan Lyles in the ninth and needed only four pitches to retire the final two batters of the game. He has allowed one hit and two unearned runs over four innings pitched since joining the club from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Kevin Chapman called up by Astros


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) The Astros have called up reliever Kevin Chapman from the minors.

Chapman has not appeared in the majors in his career. Chapman has a 3.20 ERA in 50 2/3 innings at Triple-A Oklahoma City.