Braves join race for vaunted Cuban defector Chapman
Though an exact date, time and location for a meeting have not been established, the two sides are expected to schedule formal conversations in the coming weeks.
The 21-year-old with a fastball that's been clocked as high as 102 mph will be one of the most sought-after free agents of the offseason.
The 6-foot-4 pitcher defected July 1 during a Cuban National team tournament in Rotterdam, Holland. Chapman's career record is 24-21 and he twice led the Serie Nacional, Cuba's professional league, in strikeouts.