NEW BRITAIN - Kevin Chapmanâ€™s stay in New Britain didnâ€™t last long.
In fact, it only lasted 19 games that included six appearances after the left-hander had his contract purchased by the Detroit Tigers organization the Bees announced Sunday afternoon.
Chapman will report to Triple-A Toledo of the International League. He is the first Bees player to have his contract purchased this season.
â€śKevin has been one of our most reliable relievers this year,â€ť New Britain general manager Brad Smith said in a statement. â€śItâ€™s great to see him receive this opportunity and we wish him the best of luck.â€ť
In his six games with the Bees, Chapman did not allow a run, while striking out 11 in 6.1 innings of work.
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