Found September 20, 2012 on
MLB Injury News:
Cincinnati Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman
successful bullpen session yesterday, and the team is saying they could get
their closer back by this weekend, reports Jon Fay
of the Cincinnati Enquirer:
Aroldis Chapman threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session today
at Wrigley Field.
“It went real well,” Chapman
said through translator Tomas Vera. “The shoulder feels good.”
Chapman hasn’t pitched for the Reds since September 10
, ashe’s been dealing with shoulder fatigue
Following his recent bullpen session, the 24-year-old said the fatigue
Still, Chapman said he will need time to regain his
command. While “the velocity, rotation
on his ball was good,” according to pitching coach Bryan Price
, command is
still an issue.
So when can we expect Chapman to rejoin the Reds? Price said that the left-hander will be
evaluated once the club returns home and prepares for its weekend series with
the Los Angeles Dodgers.
On the season, Chapman has been phenomenal as the Reds’
finisher. He’s maintained an ERA of 1.60
with 35 saves and 15.8 strikeouts per nine innings compared to only 2.7 walks
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