Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Reds Trade Chapman to Yankees for Prospects

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Reds Trade Chapman to Yankees for Prospects

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NEW YORK - The New York Yankees have bolstered an already dominant bullpen, acquiring hard-throwing All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for four minor leaguers. Chapman became available after the Reds' deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers fell through during baseball's winter meetings three weeks ago when it was learned Florida police investigated an accusation of domestic violence involving the Cuban left-hander.

Major League Baseball is currently investigating and Chapman could face suspension under the league's new domestic violence policy.

The Reds, who have shed several veterans in the past six months, get right-handers Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis and infielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda from New York in the deal announced Monday. …

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