Aroldis Chapman

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5 MLB Players That You Didn’t Know Defected From Cuba

In light of the Boston Red Sox signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, let’s take a look at other MLB players who defected from Cuba.

08/25/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Emma: All-Star Honor A Milestone In Rizzo’s Maturation

“You grow up and you want to be an All-Star,” Anthony Rizzo says.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo stares down Reds pitcher Homer Bailey after being hit by a pitch. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Rizzo, Cubs At Least Have Fight

These aren’t just pretty boy prospects the Cubs have amassed. They’ll battle you.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 04: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Atlanta Braves pitches in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Turner Field on October 4, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Relief Pitcher

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top relief pitchers for your fantasy baseball draft.

03/12/2014

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Devin Mesoraco Could Mean Extra Value At Catcher For Reds

Devin Mesoraco is an x-factor who could provide extra value to a team that’s already one of the best in the big leagues.

03/25/2013

Wilson Valdez #15 of the Cincinnati Reds is congratulted by Drew Stubbs #6 after scoring a run during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on August 19, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Reds Win 5-4 On Walkoff To Take Series From Cubs

Xavier Paul led off the ninth inning with a pinch-hit triple and Ryan Hanigan followed with a single Sunday, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.

08/19/2012

Jay Bruce #32 of the Cincinnati Reds is greeted by Todd Frazier #21 after hitting a two-run homer against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning on August 12, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cueto Dominates Cubs’ Hitters, Reds Win 3-0

Johnny Cueto pitched three-hit ball for eight innings, Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwick homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 Sunday.

08/12/2012

Aroldis Chapman. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Cops: Woman Lied About Reds Reliever Room Robbery

A Maryland woman has been charged with filing a false police report about a robbery at the downtown Pittsburgh hotel room of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman last month.

670 The Score–06/21/2012

Aroldis Chapman. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Aroldis Chapman’s Hotel Room Robbed, Woman Found Tied Up

Things just keep getting most weird for Reds left-hander Arolids Chapman.

670 The Score–05/30/2012

Aroldis Chapman (Credit: Grove City Police.)

Reds Chapman Arrested For Driving 93 mph

Aroldis Chapman was arrested for speeding and driving with a suspended license early Monday, a few hours after it appeared he was in line to become the Cincinnati Reds’ next closer.

670 The Score–05/22/2012

Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano misses a catch on a ball hit by Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on April 22, 2012. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cueto Helps Reds Beat Cubs 4-3

Johnny Cueto threw 6 1-3 strong innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

04/22/2012