Aroldis Chapman comes of age the hard way 

February, 23, 2010
02/23/10
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Very soon, when Aroldis Chapman takes the mound for his first outing of the spring, an air of mystery will be removed that has trailed him since the moment he defected from the Cuban national team during a tournament in the Netherlands last July. Finally, Chapman will cease being "Chapman the prodigy" and he will simply become "Chapman the pitcher."


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