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Chapman signs six-year contract

Updated: January 12, 2010, 1:41 AM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Aroldis Chapman knew so little about baseball in the United States that before he could pick a team, he had to look at a map. The left-hander from Cuba had never seen a major league game on television and couldn't name all the teams.

He finally settled on one that wears a distinctive "C" on its red cap, like the one he left.

Chapman agreed Monday to a $30.25 million, six-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds, who view him as an important addition to their rotation down ...

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