Cincinnati Reds trade LHP Aroldis Chapman to Yankees - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Cincinnati Reds trade LHP Aroldis Chapman to Yankees

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Cincinnati Reds have traded LHP Aroldis Chapman to the New York Yankees.

The announcement was made in a news release Monday afternoon by Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Walt Jocketty.

The Reds received 3B Eric Jagielo, RHP Rookie Davis, 2B Tony Renda and RHP Caleb Cotham from the Yankees in return.

Jagielo, 23, was selected by the Yankees with the 26th overall pick of the June 2013 first-year player draft. He entered 2015 as the Yankees' eighth-best prospect. For the upcoming season, he had been rated the Yankees' sixth-best prospect by Milb.com.

Davis, 22, spent last year at Class A Tampa and Trenton, where in 24 starts and one relief appearance he finished 8-7 with a 3.86 ERA while ranking second among all Yankees minor league pitchers. He had 129 strikeouts in 130.2 innings.

Davis was selected by the Yankees in the 14th round of the June 2011 first-year player draft. Going into the 2016 season, he had been rated the Yankees' sixth-best prospect by Baseball America and 10th-best by Milb.com.

Renda, 24, was originally selected by Washington in the second round of the 2012 draft from the University of California. He started 2015 rated the Nationals' 12th-best prospect and hitter. He was traded to the Yankees in exchange for RHP David Carpenter in June.

Cotham, 28, posted a 2.21 ERA in 2015 in 35 relief appearances at Trenton and Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and in his Major League debut pitched in 12 games out of the bullpen for the Yankees. Cotham was selected out of Vanderbilt University in the fifth round of the June 2009 draft. He will be on the Reds' 40-man roster.

Chapman, 27, was signed by the Reds in January 2010. He produced a 2.17 ERA with 146 saves in 324 games over five seasons. He has eligibility for arbitration, and could become a free agent following next season.

In September 2010, Chapman through the fastest pitch ever record in Major League Baseball at a game against the San Diego Padres in Petco Park. It was clocked at 105.1 MPH.

Many believe the Reds' return could have been greater for Chapman several months ago, but recent domestic violence allegations halted a previous trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers and may have limited the return in Monday's deal.

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