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Reds trade rumors: Chapman deal held up due to unreported domestic incident?

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

This long day is about to get longer.

That's some incredible investigative work by the Yahoo folks, but this doesn't look good for Chapman or for his "completed" trade to Los Angeles.

Despite no charges being filed at the time, MLB is still investigating the incident as part of its new domestic violence policy. From Yahoo:

MLB still plans to investigate the incident under its new domestic-violence policy. In a statement to Yahoo Sports, a league spokesman said: "We negotiated a domestic-violence policy and with information like this we would commence an investigation."

The entire article is worth reading, but it also mentions an earlier incident in October where a burglary was reported at Chapman's house. He's never been one to shy away from controversy off the field, but the timing couldn't be worse for the Reds. It sounds like it may even put his potential move to the Dodgers in jeopardy:

The Reds have attempted to trade Chapman in recent weeks and were believed to have completed a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday until word of the incident held up the deal, sources told Yahoo Sports. Through a spokesman, Major League Baseball confirmed to Yahoo Sports that it would investigate the incident.

Stay tuned, we'll have more as we get it.