Aroldis Chapman Nearly Brains Nate Schierholtz Twice; Benches Clear

Today's afternoon Cubs-Reds game featured a bench-clearing when Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman almost hit Nate Schierholtz with one of his triple-digit pitches not once, but twice. » 7/10/14 6:45pm 7/10/14 6:45pm

Aroldis Chapman Shares Post-Surgery Photo Of His Stapled Head

Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman Instagrammed this photo of the aftermath of his surgery, to treat injuries suffered when he was struck in the face by a line drive on Wednesday night. » 3/21/14 3:26pm 3/21/14 3:26pm

Aroldis Chapman has bone fractures and a concussion, and will have a metal plate permanently installed in his head, but is otherwise well. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks. » 3/20/14 2:58pm 3/20/14 2:58pm

Aroldis Chapman "Doing Better" After Taking 110 MPH Liner To Face

Salvador Perez was crying as he left the field, hugged by Eric Hosmer. It was a line drive off the bat of the 23-year-old Royals catcher that struck Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman flush, basically breaking his face. » 3/20/14 9:47am 3/20/14 9:47am

Reds-Royals Canceled After Liner Hits Aroldis Chapman In Face [UPDATE]

Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman lay on the field for several minutes after the Royals' Salvador Perez hit a liner off the Cincinnati hurler's head, prompting the immediate response of emergency personnel and the eventual canceling of the rest of the game in Surprise, Ariz. tonight. The above video is purportedly of… » 3/19/14 11:25pm 3/19/14 11:25pm

Aroldis Chapman May Have Been Done In By Delicious Pastries Yesterday

Aroldis Chapman, the Cincinnati Reds' usually invincible closer, blew a save yesterday when he surrendered two ninth-inning home runs to the Philadelphia Phillies. Although it's unusual to see Chapman get touched up like that, even the best closers have off days. No reason to get all worked up, right? Wrong! » 5/20/13 2:15pm 5/20/13 2:15pm

Andrew McCutchen Gets Hit By A 101 M.P.H. Fastball, Shows Us What A…

We've previously alerted you to the greatness of Andrew McCutchen, and last night he made us swoon once again. Even though his team lost 3-0 in the opening game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds, McCutchen gave us the highlight of the game when he took an Aroldis Chapman fireball square on the arm, and then… » 8/04/12 4:45pm 8/04/12 4:45pm

Aroldis Chapman Can Somersault All He Wants

Last night Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman recorded his ninth save of the season when he struck out Martin Maldonado with a 99 m.p.h. fastball. Upon finishing his achievement, Chapman decided to celebrate by performing two somersaults towards home plate. He didn't scream or yell or thump his chest, he just… » 6/27/12 3:50pm 6/27/12 3:50pm

Reds Closer Aroldis Chapman Celebrates A Save By Doing A…

Reds hurler Aroldis Chapman is in a weird spot. The triple-digit flamethrower is hearing calls to yank him from the closer role, and possibly put him in the Cincinnati rotation. That's not to mention his stripper issues and other stretches of bizarre behavior. » 6/26/12 10:40pm 6/26/12 10:40pm

Aroldis Chapman's Stripper Friend Charged With Lying To Cops About That…

That weird story about a robbery in Aroldis Chapman's Pittsburgh hotel room three weeks ago only got weirder when the woman found tied up in the room couldn't get her story straight. Claudia Manrique is a 26-year-old stripper Chapman began dating in April who "would meet him in other cities where the Reds were… » 6/21/12 1:05pm 6/21/12 1:05pm

There Are Two Relievers Who Are Doing Really Absurd Things Right Now

The Cincinnati Reds have played 54 games, officially one-third of their 2012 schedule. And the Angeles de Anaheim have played a few more games than that. We're at a point in the season when peculiarities morph into real, dependable success. That means we have no choice but to pay attention to Aroldis Chapman and… » 6/06/12 1:15pm 6/06/12 1:15pm

Aroldis Chapman's Stripper Friend Can't Get Her Story Straight About…

Remember that story the other day about Aroldis Chapman's Pittsburgh hotel room being robbed while he was across the river at the Reds-Pirates game? Remember how it involved a woman in the room who was found bound by her hands and screaming shortly after the robbery occurred? Weird, right? Well, now it turns out that… » 6/01/12 6:25pm 6/01/12 6:25pm

Is Someone Chasing Aroldis Chapman?

That's the question that comes to mind in light of this latest bit of Aroldis Chapman news. The Reds are in Pittsburgh right now to play the Pirates, and according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Chapman's downtown hotel room was robbed late Tuesday night. But that's not all: » 5/30/12 12:45pm 5/30/12 12:45pm

Aroldis Chapman Arrested Outside Columbus For Allegedly Driving 93 MPH…

I have a lot of questions with this one. Why is the Reds' presumptive closer 100 miles away from Cincinnati, in Grove City, Ohio, going north on the interstate (that is to say, away from Cincy) at 12:40 a.m. on an off-day? Where was he going at 93 mph? Is he defecting from Cincy? » 5/22/12 11:20am 5/22/12 11:20am

What A 106 MPH Fastball Really Looks Like

Aroldis Chapman didn't hit 106 mph last night. Sure, the stadium radar gun registered 106. But home readings are always juiced. The objective Pitch F/X system clocked that throw at 102. Still impressive, but not a record. » 4/19/11 11:10am 4/19/11 11:10am

Hype Machine Already Finds Its Next Strasburg

Meet Aroldis Chapman. He threw a baseball 105 miles per hour in Louisville Friday night. AOL Fanhouse broke the story! Then, Buster Olney! Then, Peter Gammons! Then, NESN! Then, NBC reported that AOL Fanhouse, Olney, Gammons and NESN reported it! » 8/28/10 3:45pm 8/28/10 3:45pm

Let's Cleanse The Palate With Some Real Football - Or At Least Kickers

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 1/08/10 6:30am 1/08/10 6:30am

Cuban Baseball Defector Already Fitting In Nicely

Aroldis Chapman's agents have been showing the Cuban baseball phenom the sights and sounds of America. And he likes what he sees! Either they just posted Facebook pictures from a strip club or Boston is unseasonably warm right now. [BigLeagueStew/BustedCoverage] » 10/30/09 11:00am 10/30/09 11:00am