A proposed trade sending Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared to be on hold Monday night after Yahoo Sports reported that police investigated an accusation of domestic violence involving the pitcher.
Yahoo rep-orted that more than a dozen police officers responded to Chapman's home in Florida on Oct. 30. No arrests were made because of conflicting stories and a lack of cooperation, according to the report by the website.
Police in Davie, Fla., said they could not provide a copy of the police report on Monday night. Chapman's lawyer denied the allegations in the Yahoo report.
Earlier, a person familiar with the deal said the Reds had agreed to trade Chapman to the Dodgers, pending approval of medical records.
Chapman, a 27-year-old lefthander, threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues this year, ranging from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph, according to Major League Baseball's Statcast computer system. He was an All-Star in each of the past four seasons.
Royals re-sign Young, regain Soria
The Royals liked what they saw of Chris Young so much they decided to keep him. And they liked Joakim Soria so much from his past stint in Kansas City they struck a deal to bring him back.
The World Series champions announced an $11.5 million, two-year contract with Young and also agreed to a $25 million, three-year deal with Soria that needs to be finalized.
A 6-foot-10 righthander who turns 37 in May, Young went 11-6 with a 3.06 ERA in 18 starts and 16 relief appearances. Among pitchers with 120 or more innings, he led the AL in opponents' batting average (. 202) and fewest hits per nine innings (6.64).
Soria, a 31-year-old righthander, was 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 72 relief appearances with Detroit and Pittsburgh this year. He had 160 saves in 180 chances for the Royals from 2007-11.
Mariners, Red Sox deal
Seattle obtained lefthander Wade Miley and reliever Jonathan Aro from Boston for reliever Carson Smith and pitcher Roenis Elias in the first trade announced at the winter meetings.
Miley was 11-11 with a 4.46 ERA in his only season with the Red Sox and is 49-46 in five big league seasons. Aro, a righthander, made his big league debut in June and had a 6.97 ERA in six relief appearances with the Red Sox. Smith, a righthander, had a 2.31 ERA in 70 relief appearances this year. Elias, a lefthander, was 5-8 with a 4.14 ERA in 20 starts and two relief appearances.
Hall of Fame candidates rejected
For a second straight year, no veteran committee candidates were deemed worthy of baseball's Hall of Fame.
The Pre-Integration Era Committee weighed the merits of six players, three executives and one of the game's pioneers. None received the 12 of 16 votes (75 percent) necessary for induction.
"The results of this committee's work and their voting are a reminder the Hall of Fame election remains the highest and most difficult honor to attain in baseball," Hall of Fame chairman Jane Forbes Clark said.
Doc Adams, who has been credited with creating what would become the shortstop position and helped establish the nine-inning game and 90-foot basepaths, came closest with 10 votes.