Aroldis Chapman May Be 26 Years Old

Jack Curry of the New York Times reports that Cuban lefthander Aroldis Chapman may be 26 years old rather than the 21 he was believed to be.

"[Chapman's] age was reported Thursday as 21, but reports in March at the World Baseball Classic said he was 26."

Chapman defected on Wednesday while in the Netherlands, and is considered the best lefthanded pitcher in the world not pitching in the Major Leagues.  Obviously the age issue could affect Chapman's payday.  But he still figures to draw plenty of interest, as did Jose Contreras at age 30.


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