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Domestic violence allegations threaten to derail proposed trade of Aroldis Chapman to Dodgers

Domestic violence allegations threaten to derail proposed trade of Aroldis Chapman to Dodgers

The Dodgers could abandon their pursuit of Aroldis Chapman because of domestic violence allegations that have surfaced against the All-Star closer.

The team was set to acquire the hard-throwing relief pitcher from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two prospects on the first day of baseball's winter meetings, only to place the deal on hold after receiving word about an alleged October altercation between Chapman and his girlfriend. By the time details of a police report were published by Yahoo Sports, it looked as if the trade could fall apart.

The Dodgers, who were believed to still be gathering information on the alleged incident, declined to comment Monday night, but a...

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