Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Closer Aroldis Chapman In Trade With Reds

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced they have acquired closer Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two prospects.

Chapman, who will turn 28 in February and is in the last year of his contract, has posted a 2.17 ERA and 146 saves in 164 career opportunities during his six seasons in Cincinnati, along with 546 strikeouts in 319 innings. He racked up 33 saves with a 1.63 ERA last season.

Cincinnati was rumored to be exploring trade options for Chapman at the trade deadline, but didn't like any offer they received at the time. 

This is just the latest in a series of moves for the Dodgers. After losing pitcher Zach Grienke to the Diamondbacks in free agency, Los Angeles signed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma to a three-year deal. He posted a 9-5 record with a 3.54 ERA with the Mariners last season.

They have also re-signed second basemen Chase Utley to a one-year deal.

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