Before giving up a 10th-inning run-scoring double to Michael McKenry on June 7th in a 5-4 loss, Chapman had been scoreless in 24 games and 29 innings.
Aroldis embarked on a seven-game losing streak in June with an 11.37 ERA and two botched saves after that game, which marked the beginning of a tough patch for him.
During a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on June 26th, he celebrated by doing two forward somersaults in front of the mound after snapping out of his slump and striking out the side.
The extravagant celebration was frowned upon by traditionalists, but acceptable given the circumstances. Manager Dusty Baker told him flat out not to do it again:
“It’s been addressed,” Baker stated. “That was all there was to it. It will never happen again.” For the first time in his career, Chapman was selected to the All-Star team in 2012.
It took him until August 12th to record his 28th save, a weekend sweep of the Chicago Cubs.
The Reds’ team record of 15 saves set by Jeff Shaw in 1997 had been broken by him at that point, and he had not allowed a goal in 22 successive matches.
After 53 appearances, he had 106 strikeouts in 57 innings and an ERA of 0.17, not including interleague games (the overall ERA was 1.26). He surpassed Carlos Marmol’s 2010 record of 15.99 strikeouts per nine innings.
Aroldis Chapman Contract
The New York Yankees signed Aroldis Chapman to a three-year, $48 million contract, with $48 million guaranteed.
Aroldis Chapman Salary
Aroldis Chapman earns a salary of $16,000,000.00 per year on average. Chapman will be paid a basic salary of $18,000,000 in 2022.
Aroldis Chapman Net Worth
Aroldis Chapman has a net worth of $40 million.
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