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Chapman to the Reds

In one of the more staggering moves of the offseason -- at least in terms of money invested -- Aroldis Chapman agreed to terms Sunday with the Reds.

It appeared as if the Blue Jays were very close to signing the Cuban lefthander after their $23 million offer Friday but the Reds, an under-the-radar team since this process that began in September, landed Chapman with their offer, a surprise to many in baseball considering the questions surrounding Chapman.  

In the end, the bidding war that was expected between the Yankees and Red Sox never really developed as it turned out Boston, which made a $15.5 million offer in November, was more interested in Chapman than the Yankees. The Yankees, along with about half of baseball, sent a representative to Houston Dec. 15 for Chapman's private throwing session but never seriously entered the bidding.

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