AP Source: Reds agree to deal Chapman to Dodgers


FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman throws in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the deal says the Reds have agreed to trade hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, pending approval of medical records. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, because the agreement, first reported by Fox, had not been announced (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman throws in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the deal says the Reds have agreed to trade hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, pending approval of medical records. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, because the agreement, first reported by Fox, had not been announced (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)


FILE - This is a 2015 file photo showing Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. A person familiar with the deal says the Reds have agreed to trade hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, pending approval of medical records. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, because the agreement, first reported by Fox, had not been announced. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to trade hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, pending approval of medical records.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement, first reported by Fox, had not been announced.

Chapman, a 27-year-old right-hander, is eligible for free agency after next year’s World Series. He threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues this year, ranging from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph, according to Major League Baseball’s Statcast computer system.

He joins a bullpen that already has closer Kenley Jansen, who like Chapman is eligible for salary arbitration this winter and can become a free agent next November.

FILE – In this Sept. 7, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman throws in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the deal says the Reds have agreed to trade hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, pending approval of medical records. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, because the agreement, first reported by Fox, had not been announced (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/12/web1_107458658-f06b93e7f6e54e438596fb8f423e45e2.jpgFILE – In this Sept. 7, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman throws in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the deal says the Reds have agreed to trade hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, pending approval of medical records. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, because the agreement, first reported by Fox, had not been announced (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

FILE – This is a 2015 file photo showing Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. A person familiar with the deal says the Reds have agreed to trade hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, pending approval of medical records. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, because the agreement, first reported by Fox, had not been announced. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/12/web1_107458658-c0f6f4ae2e4442dd849b89bc0695e5f6.jpgFILE – This is a 2015 file photo showing Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. A person familiar with the deal says the Reds have agreed to trade hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, pending approval of medical records. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, because the agreement, first reported by Fox, had not been announced. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)