Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 days ago

Chapman registered his first five-out save of the season Monday against the Cubs. He also reached base on a fielder's choice/error, and scored a run.

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Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 5 days ago

Chapman closed out a wild 12-9 victory over the Brewers by pitching a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 25th save. He struck out two.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 months ago

Chapman pitched scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit while striking out three to record his 18th save as the Reds shutout the Marlins 1-0 Friday night.

Chapman struggled on and off earlier this year, but the dominant stuff has returned with a flurry. He struck out the side - working around a single - and needed just 17 pitches (12 for strikes) to close out a gem by starter Mike Leake.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 months ago

Chapman tossed a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday against the Twins to record his 16th save of the season.

After scuffling somewhat in May (3.09 ERA, .292 BAA), Chapman has gone 7-for-8 with just three earned runs allowed in his last 12 appearances. His ratios are gradually trending back toward his typically elite levels, as he's now carrying a 1.83 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with a 16-for-17 mark in save chances over 35 appearances in 2015.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 months ago

Chapman has been activated from the paternity list.

Chapman will retake his closer role upon his return, bumping J.J. Hoover back to the setup role. The star closer has converted 15-of-16 save opportunities this season, and while there's no indication of it at this point, a move to another club could benefit owners more in the second half of the season.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 months ago

Chapman (paternity) is expected to return to the Reds on Thursday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Reds placed Chapman on the paternity list Monday, and it sounds like he will spend the maximum three days away from the club. Manager Bryan Price still has not tipped his hand as to who the interim closer will be, but J.J. Hoover (1.44 ERA, 0.89 WHIP) seems like the obvious choice especially with Tony Cingrani (shoulder) on the DL.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 months ago

Chapman was placed on the paternity list Monday, MLB.com reports.

Chapman will miss between one and three days, and at this point it's unclear exactly when he'll be back with the team. The Reds have not made it explicitly clear who will take over as the interim closer, but J.J. Hoover is the top candidate to see a save opportunity or two.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 months ago

Chapman tiptoed around a hit and a walk to strike out the side in a scoreless ninth inning, earning his 15th save of the season Sunday against the Marlins.

The Cuban has been stellar, as advertised, this season and now has a 16.1 K/9 to go along with a 2.01 ERA through 31.1 innings. Chapman is an elite fantasy reliever and will continue to pile up the saves and strikeouts for Cincinnati.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 3 months ago

Chapman struck out the side and picked up his 14th save in Tuesday's win over Detroit.

Chapman has recorded five straight saves with 10 strikeouts in those five innings. It marks the fifth time Chapman has struck out the side this season. His 15.3 K/9 leads the league and would be his worst strikeout rate since 2012. He's the strikeout king among relief pitchers right now.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 3 months ago

Chapman pitched a scoreless 10th innings against the Cubs on Friday, striking out two and walking one, to earn his 13th save of the season.

After the Reds took the lead in the top of the 10th, Chapman came on and struck out both Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant swinging to start the bottom of the frame. He then walked Miguel Montero but got Starlin Castro to fly out to end the game, making him 13-for-14 in save opportunities this season. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported earlier Friday that the Nationals and Reds have had "very preliminary" trade talks regarding Chapman.