Aroldis Chapman (35), a ‘Fireballer’ who ended his relationship with the New York Yankees due to an unauthorized departure, was rumored to be transferring to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers have a vacant finishing position, so Chapman deserves attention, but it turned out to be a ‘nonsense’.
Reporter Mike DiGiovana of the US ‘LA Times’ said on the 6th (Korean time), ‘There are rumors that the Dodgers are interested in Chapman. There are rumors that he offered a two-year contract, but it is not true. According to sources, the Dodgers have not signed Chapman.
The rumor started on social media of Carlos Baerga, a former infielder who was a 3-time Major League All-Star and briefly played for the Samsung Lions in the KBO League. Baerga said on social media that day that Chapman was rumored to be offered a two-year contract by the Dodgers and San Diego Padres. However, it has been confirmed that at least the Dodgers are not interested.
Cuban left-handed fireballer Chapman made his debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2010 and has recorded 44 wins, 35 losses and 315 saves in 667 games in 13 seasons with an ERA of 2.48. In 640 innings, he struck out 1045 batters, striking out 14.7 per 9 innings. He was selected as an All-Star seven times and also experienced a World Series victory with the Chicago Cubs in 2016. 토토사이트
After winning the championship, he signed a 5-year, $86 million free agent contract with the Yankees, and was treated the best as a bullpen pitcher at the time. He signed a three-year, $48 million contract extension after the 2019 season, but continued to decline for the next three years. Last year, he had a career-low season with 4 wins, 4 losses, 9 saves and an average ERA of 4.46 in 43 games (36⅓ innings).
Most of all, the Yankees and the finish were bad. Chapman, who missed the finish last year due to an Achilles tendon injury and a severe lack of control, missed due to a bacterial infection while getting a tattoo on his leg at the end of the season. He left without permission before joining the team training ahead of the postseason in October, and his relationship with the Yankees ended. Although he was eligible for free agency, there were rumors of a transfer to the Dodgers in a situation where there were no rumors, but it turned out to be a false rumor.
The Dodgers almost agreed to a trade with Cincinnati for Chapman after the 2015 season, but canceled it after a domestic violence case erupted. It is unlikely that the Dodgers, who value a player’s work ethic, personal life, and reputation, will recruit Chapman, a “problem child.”
Meanwhile, Chapman, a left-handed fireballer from Cuba, is the pitcher who threw the fastest ball ever in the major leagues. He holds his all-time best speed at 105.8 miles (about 170.3 km) against San Diego on September 25, 2010, when he was in Cincinnati. After the introduction of Statcasto in 2015, he recorded the highest speed at 105.7 miles (170.1 km) against the Baltimore Orioles on July 19, 2016, when he was a member of the Yankees. Although his prime is past, his four-seam fastball average velocity last year was 97.5 miles (156.9 km).