Cubs Land Hard Throwing Closer
(AP) — Flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman is back in the National League Central.
The Chicago Cubs have acquired the lefty from the Yankees for four players. Chapman is 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings this season after recording 146 saves and a 2.17 earned run average in six years with the Reds. Cincinnati sent him to the Yanks last December.
The Yankees get reliever Adam Warren, 19-year-old shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres and minor league outfielders Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford. Warren was drafted by the Yankees and played the previous four seasons with the team. Torres had emerged as the Cubs' top prospect.