In exchange for the 27-year-old Chapman, the Yankees moved four
minor-league prospects in pitchers Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis, as
well as infielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda.
Chapman, whose expected move to the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this
month was quashed because of an alleged domestic violence incident,
will join Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances at the back end of New
Yahoo! Sports reported that Chapman fired eight gunshots into the
garage of his Miami-area home following an October argument with his
girlfriend, who told police Chapman choked her and pushed her
against a wall.
The story said Major League Baseball had begun a domestic violence
investigation into the incident. No arrests were made, but more than
a dozen officers responded to the Oct. 30 call to police, according
to police reports viewed by Yahoo! Sports.
Chapman has a 2.17 career ERA and 146 saves in 164 chances with 546
strikeouts in 319 innings during his six seasons in Cincinnati.
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Last season, he posted a 1.63 ERA with 33 saves in 36 chances and
made the National League All-Star team for a fourth consecutive
Chapman made just over $8 million in 2015 and is eligible for salary
arbitration this offseason.
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