Reports: Yankees acquire Aroldis Chapman from Reds

National League's Aroldis Chapman, of the Cincinnati Reds, throws during the ninth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

(WTNH)–The New York Yankees have acquired relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds, according to multiple reports.

The 27-year old has become one of the game’s best closers in his time with the Reds, saving 144 games in his last four years. Last season, Chapman pitched to a 1.63 ERA, striking out 116 batters and posting a 1.15 WHIP.

He is currently under investigation for his role in an alleged domestic violence incident in his native Cuba, however.

Chapman signed a six-year, $30.25 million deal with Cincinnati in 2010.

According to Bryan Hoch of, the Yankees will give up minor-league pitchers Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis, and nifielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda in exchange for Chapman.

The trade should give New York one of the best bullpens in baseball, with pitchers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller coming off of career years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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