Chapman, Cincinnati Reds avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

By The Sports NetworkFeb. 13, 2015 at 10:53 AM
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The Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms Friday on a one-year contract with left-handed fireballer Aroldis Chapman, avoiding arbitration.

Chapman overcame a scary incident in spring training to record 36 saves last season for the Reds. He missed the first month of the season after being hit in the face by a line drive but still made a third consecutive trip to the All-Star Game while finishing with a 2.00 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 54 appearances.

The 26-year-old native of Cuba has a career record of 15-16 with 113 saves and a 2.32 ERA in 259 games, all with the Reds.


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