Dodgers Rumors and News: Aroldis Chapman Traded From Reds, Jose Fernandez Trade Target, Ben Zobrist Free Agent Option, Hisashi Iwakuma Signs?

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Dec 07, 2015 10:33 AM EST
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Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Great American Ball Park on August 27, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Dodgers defeated the Reds 1-0. "

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly acquired Aroldis Chapman from the Reds for two prospects, according to Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports.

UPDATE: The trade is not yet official. Check here for more. 

The team had been speaking with the Reds heading into the winter meetings and have now landed the closer and this comes as the Dodgers have been linked to Ben Zobrist, Hisashi Iwakuma and Jose Fernandez.

Rosenthal reports that the team is sending two prospects to the Reds and that the deal is contingent on a physical. The report also says that for now the Dodgers are planning to keep Chapman and Kenley Jansen in the bullpen together. Jon Heyman at CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers are also in on Ben Zobrist, who is getting a ton of interest from other teams on the market.

Zobrist is reportedly looking for a four year deal worth $60 million and he could sign at the winter meetings. Heyman reports that the Dodgers "love Zobrist" but that he could be a better fit for the Giants, nationals or Mets, who all have interest as well. Zobrist met with the Mets and Dodgers this week and could be close to making a decision soon. The Dodgers have also reportedly spoken with the Marlins about Jose Fernandez, according to Fox Sports and ESPN.

Check here for more on the Dodgers, Chapman and Zobrist.

UPDATE: the Reds have acquired Chapman and are preparing to sign Iwakuma.

Over the weekend Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports reported that the Dodgers were "in talks" with the Reds about Chapman and that if a deal went down it would be for multiple prospects. The current report has two prospects going to the Reds for Chapman. The Dodgers have been looking to make moves with Zack Greinke going to the Diamondbacks and this could be the first of multiple moves at the winter meetings. The Reds had previously made it very obvious that the team was looking to trade Chapman this offseason, as he is headed into free agency after next year.

The Dodgers did not retain Greinke and now may use that money on another starter or some offensive help like Ben Zobrist. Chapman will make over $8 million in salary for the final year of his contract and the deal comes after Chapman was linked with the Astros and Blue Jays as potential landing spots.

Over the weekend reports emerged that the Dodgers had agreed with Hisashi Iwakuma on a contract, with the deal pending a physical. Iwakuma would add another solid starter to the rotation and he comes in after being a consistent starter over for Seattle and he comes into free agency after going 9-5 with a 3.54 ERA in 20 starts last year while being limited with a finger injury.

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