The Dodgers have reportedly acquired closer Aroldis Chapman from the Reds in exchange for two prospects. Chapman, a Cuban defector who is entering his final year of team control, has been one of the most dominant closers in baseball since 2012, saving 146 games with 546 strikeouts in his career. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, among others, reports that the deal is done, pending review of medical documents.
Chapman is perhaps best known for his triple-digit fastball. In 2015, he accounted for 59% of 100 mile-per-hour pitches in all of baseball. Chapman came up as a starting pitcher, but he was converted into a closer by the Reds, a role he is expected to repeat with Los Angeles. Current Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is expected to remain on the team as, potentially its eighth-inning setup man.
While the prospects haven't been named yet, ESPN is reporting that neither prospect is expected to be Julio Urias, the highly-touted Dodgers left-handed pitcher who was named the #10 overall prospect pre-season by Baseball Prospectus.
Update: The trade might not be happening because of domestic violence allegations against Chapman.