Aroldis Chapman Robbery Story Starts To Get Strange

We wrote earlier this week about the robbery of Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman's hotel room as his team played a series in Pittsburgh against the Pirates, and noted that some of the details didn't make sense.

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Well, it looks like that story is about to get weird. We knew that there was a woman in Chapman's hotel room who was tied up with cloth napkins in the course of the robbery. Now it seems that the police questioned the woman, Claudia Manrique, for 10 hours on Wednesday, then released her to be with her husband.

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She evidently was found at the scene not only tied up but not fully dressed, but doctors say she was neither sexually assaulted nor injured.

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Mr. Chapman, a 24-year-old left-handed pitcher, told police that he and Ms. Manrique recently started dating after meeting in the Baltimore area. She told police she is a student at a community college there. She did not speak to reporters as she left the police station.

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Mr. Chapman, through the Reds organization, declined to comment, and Reds spokesman Rob Butcher would only say that the team was aware of the robbery and cooperating with authorities.

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Guilty until proven innocent and everything, but this looks really, really fishy. In either case, I'm guessing Ms. Manrique's relationship with Chapman has probably run its course.

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For more on the Reds, check out Red Reporter.

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