Report: Reds, Chapman avoid arbitration

Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman releases a pitch against the New York Mets in the ninth inning at Great American Ball Park. The Mets won 1-0.

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The Reds and closer Aroldis Chapman have avoided arbitration according to a report by New York Post baseball colonist Joel Sherman.

Chapman made $2 million last season while converting 38 of 43 saves. He posted a 4-5 record with a 2.54 ERA in 63 2-3 innings. He struck out 112 and walked 29.

In four years with the Reds, the Cuba native is 15-13 with 77 saves and 324 strikeouts in 198 2-3 innings.

In a question-and-answer session with fans and reporters over the weekend, new Reds manager Bryan Price said he could use Chapman in circumstances other than the ninth inning this season, something former manager Dusty Baker generally resisted last season.