Found May 20, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Cincinnati Reds are considering making Aroldis Chapman their closer. Reds manager Dusty Baker told the Cincinnati Enquirer on Saturday night that closer Sean Marshall may become a setup man after nearly blowing a save Saturday in a 6-5 victory over the New York Yankees. Chapman, a former starter and a Cuban defector, is in his third season with the Reds. He has a career record of 9-3 and a 2.44 ERA in 84 2/3 innings after pitching a scoreless eighth inning Saturday. He has not allowed an earned run in 21 1/3 innings of relief this season. "He's been so good in the eighth," Baker said. "Like I said, you've got to graduate to that position. Who knows maybe graduation time is here? We're got to discuss it, talk about it. Matter of fact, we already talked to him about it." The left-handed Marshall has a 1-2 record with seven saves and one blown save this season with a 3.95 ERA. He had not been a full-time closer previously in six seasons with ...

Aroldis Chapman arrested

Usually Cincinnatians go crazy when Aroldis Chapman hits a high number on the radar gun.  Well, when that radar gun is attached to a police cruiser and the high MPH is your driving skills, it isn't as exciting.

Schoenfield: Moving Chapman to closer won't help Reds win more games

The Cuban Missile has been effective in every role the Reds have given him in 2012 Dusty Baker's decision to oust Sean Marshall and insert Aroldis Chapman into the closer role has ignited a plethora of outside opinion -- and rightfully so. Chapman is one of the more intriguing players in the game today and any move of this magnitude is sure to cause a stir. And although...

Chapman arrested on traffic charges

Aroldis Chapman was arrested for speeding and driving with a suspended license early Monday, a few hours after it appeared he was in line to become the Cincinnati Reds' next closer. General manager Walt Jocketty and manager Dusty Baker met with Chapman following a 4-1 win over Atlanta on Monday night to get details of the pitcher's arrest, which they didn't know about...

The suing of Aroldis Chapman

Apparently, the Cincinnati Reds’ flame-throwing reliever who should be a starter Aroldis Chapman <a ... [visit site to read more]

Reds' Chapman will get more chances to close

Left-hander Aroldis Chapman will get more chances to close games for the Cincinnati Reds. Chapman picked up his second career save on Sunday by finishing off a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees. The Reds have been looking for someone to take the spot of closer Ryan Madson, out for the season with a torn elbow ligament. The hard-throwing Cuban may be the answer. Manager Dusty Baker...

Aroldis Chapman Popped For 93 MPH In 65 MPH Zone & Suspended License

Via: According to a police report, Chapman, 24,  was caught driving 93 mph on I-71 at the 99.8 mile marker around 12:35 a.m. Monday. The speed limit is 65 mph. Chapman was driving a black 1999 Mercedes S63. During the traffic stop, police found that Chapman had a suspended license through the state of Kentucky. Let’s all realize that Grove City is a Columbus suburb. The Reds...

Reds Have Found Their Closer In Chapman

Something had to give eventually.No one as good as Aroldis Chapman -- or as high-paid -- remains as a set-up man out of the bullpen for long. Chapman was either destined for a spot in the starting rotation (which was my guess) or the closer's role.Well, 28 months after the Cuban defector signed with the Reds, we have our answer, at least for now: Chapman will be Cincinnati'...

Chapman arrested after traffic stop

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman celebrated his first save of 2012 and new closing role (??) by getting arrested early Monday Morning. WLWT News 5 reports that Chapman was arrested for speeding and driving with a suspended license. Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman was arrested after he was caught driving 93 mph in Grove City early Monday, police said. Police said...

Reds' Chapman arrested in traffic stop

Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman was arrested after he was stopped for driving 93 miles per hour in Grove City, Ohio, early Monday, according to police, multiple media outlets reported. Police told the Cincinnati Enquirer that Chapman, 24, was pulled over for speeding in a black Mercedes at about 12:42 a.m. When the officer discovered Chapman had a suspended...

Aroldis Chapman, Official Closer

Yesterday, the transformation from setup man to closer came full circle for Aroldis Chapman, as he protected a three-run lead for the Reds in earning his second career save. With the move, Sean Marshall has been consigned back to his former role of setup man. Marshall’s early failures however, don’t mean that he doesn’t have closer’s stuff. The last straw for Marshall came...

Baker has trouble getting into Yankee Stadium

After going to old Yankee Stadium for four decades, Dusty Baker had a slight delay on his first trip to the new ballpark. ''It's hard to get in this bad boy,'' the Cincinnati Reds manager said Friday before his team opened an interleague series in the Bronx. ''Some guy asked me today, `Could I help you?' I was in the front, trying to get in. I said...


The Cincinnati Bullpen has been a pleasant surprise after suffering multiple injuries. Aroldis Chapman still has a zero ERA and Logan Ondrusek did not allow a run until Thursday. Sean Marshall set up the Reds win on Sunday and they're hoping he'll regain the form he had in that role while with the Cubs. Add in Jose Arredondo and Reds fans may hearken back to the days of the Nasty Boys.

Reds 5, Yankees 2

NEW YORK -- Aroldis Chapman got his first opportunity as the Cincinnati Reds' new closer and earned his first save of the season on Sunday as the Reds finished off a comeback win over the New York Yankees. Slumping Ryan Ludwick broke out with three hits, a home run and three RBIs, and Ryan Hanigan also homered for the Reds, who rallied to beat the Yankees 5-2. The Yankees...

Cozart latest to struggle in leadoff spot

The Reds' leadoff hitters continue to struggle at an important aspect of leading off -- getting on base. They are hitting a combined .147.192.227. They are last in the National League in all three categories -- batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Zack Cozart, the current leadoff man, is in a deep slide. He's 3 for his last 32. He was 0-for-4 in...
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