Chapman, Reds avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

Feb 13, 2015 - 3:54 PM Cincinnati, OH ( - The Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms Friday on a one-year contract with left-handed fireballer Aroldis Chapman, avoiding arbitration.

Chapman overcame a scary incident in spring training to record 36 saves last season for the Reds. He missed the first month of the season after being hit in the face by a line drive but still made a third consecutive trip to the All-Star Game while finishing with a 2.00 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 54 appearances.

The 26-year-old native of Cuba has a career record of 15-16 with 113 saves and a 2.32 ERA in 259 games, all with the Reds.

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