Police: Domestic case involving pitcher Chapman is closed



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MIAMI (AP) — A proposed trade sending Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers appears to be on hold because of a domestic disturbance incident between the pitcher and his girlfriend at his South Florida home.

A Davie Police Department report released Tuesday says there was "insufficient evidence" to charge Chapman in the Oct. 30 incident because of conflicting stories, no cooperating witnesses and no physical injuries.

Police say 22-year-old Cristina Barnea told them Chapman pushed her and put his hands around her neck during an argument.

Chapman told investigators he poked her on the shoulder and she fell to the ground screaming. Chapman says he got into his vehicle and punched a window, got his gun from the glove box and fired several shots inside his garage.

Davie police spokesman Dale Engle says the investigation is closed "pending any new evidence."

Joe Torre, MLB's Chief Baseball Officer, said Tuesday that there is no timetable in making a decision on Chapman's status under the league's new domestic violence policy.

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