Reds, Aroldis Chapman agree to one-year deal, avoid arbitration

Friday February 13th, 2015

The Cincinnati Reds and reliever Aroldis Chapman avoided arbitration, settling on a one-year deal, the team announced Friday.

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the deal is worth $8.05 million. Chapman's arbitration case was the last one for the Reds this season.

Chapman, 26, had an 0-3 record with a 2.00 ERA, 36 saves in 38 chances with 106 strikeouts last season for Cincinnati Reds.

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He missed the first month and a half of the season after recovering from taking a 99 mph line drive to the head off the bat of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez during a spring training game.

He suffered a fracture about his left eye and nose and had a plate inserted in his head to help the injury heal.

Chapman, a three-time All-Star, has 113 saves with a 2.32 ERA in five MLB seasons, all with Cincinnati.

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