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Dodgers' trade for Aroldis Chapman on hold after alleged incident

The alleged incident is under MLB investigation, likely putting an end to talks between the clubs.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The pending trade that would have sent Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman to the Dodgers is on hold after an alleged domestic violence incident in Miami, according to a report from Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports:

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman allegedly fired eight gunshots in the garage of his Miami-area home following an October argument with his girlfriend in which she told police he “choked” her and pushed her against a wall, according to police reports obtained by Yahoo Sports.

No arrests were made after the incident, in which more than a dozen police officers were dispatched to Chapman’s home in Davie, Fla., around 11 p.m. on Oct. 30. Chapman’s girlfriend exited the house and hid in bushes following the argument that stemmed from something she found on Chapman’s cellphone, according to the police report.

Major League Baseball told Yahoo! that the October incident is under investigation, which complicates the pending trade talks involving Chapman. The Reds declined comment on the matter when reached by Passan and Brown.

Though the details are not all known at this point, it appears as though the Reds were aware of the incident before trying to trade Chapman, while the Dodgers were not.

Today's news is likely to put an end to the speculation of Chapman being traded, due to the pending MLB investigation and public relations disaster that would come as a result of a team acquiring the left-hander in light of the allegations.