Chapman avoids arbitration, gets $5 million for 2014
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 28, 2014
The Reds and closer Aroldis Chapman have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $5 million contract. All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract to avoid arbitration, according to multiple reports. In 2013, Chapman was 4-5 with a 2.54 ERA in 68 appearances. Among his five blown saves, Chapman blew back-to-back opportunities in May, but he rarely faltered down the stretch. He will earn a raise from the $2 million he earned last season. Bailey, who is third-year arbitration-eligible, and the club have been negotiating a long-term contract.