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Aroldis Chapman rebounded from a first-inning jam in his fourth appearance and second start of spring training, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Saturday in a split squad game for both clubs.
The Reds continue to consider whether to make the left-hander the team's fifth starter or keep him in the closer role. Chapman, who said after his outing that he prefers to be a closer, got out of a no-out, bases-loaded situation with just one run allowed.
After walking the first two hitters he faced and throwing a wild pitch, he settled down and finished his day with four innings pitched, two hits allowed, three walks and two strikeouts.
Madison Bumgarner, on track to start the second game of the regular season for the Giants, shut out the Reds after the first inning. He allowed a run on two hits with two strikeouts and walk in five innings.
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About a month and a half ago, I talked about the situation involving the Reds moving Aroldis Chapman to the Cincinnati rotation. I felt the flame-throwing left-hander should have stayed as the team’s closer, but it was obvious what the organization’s decision was last winter, as they re-signed Jonathan Broxton to a three-year/$21 million deal. However, as we’re just two short...
If it seems like you’ve read dozens of articles about Aroldis Chapman potentially being a starting pitcher over the years, it’s only because you’ve missed hundreds more. This is an old topic, as is usually the case with relievers who appear to have the potential for more. The Reds invested a lot in Chapman when they first signed him, and as of 2012 he’s mastered the bullpen...
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The most hotly-debated question this spring has been what to do about Aroldis Chapman. Should he start or should he close? Or should we all just grab a Frisch's Big Boy and a scoop of Graeter's Ice Cream and relax?
Here in this video are several members of the Reds discussing their thoughts on the matter. They include shortstop...
Dusty Baker made a second round of cuts Saturday morning to trim the remaining Reds roster down to 39 players.
Those were sent packing including RHP Curtis Partch, INF Henry Rodriguez, 1B Neftali Soto, RHP Pedro Villarreal, and 1B Donald Lutz.
Lutz was optioned to Double-A Pensacola -- the same place he finished last season.
Despite being axed, Lutz actually performed...
Full disclosure: I had this idea written out a week ago for 2013 bold predictions before Aroldis Chapman stated that he would prefer to be a closer.
Aroldis Chapman throws the baseball 100 mph. That’s what he does best. His fastball is utterly dominant. He could certainly be a great starter. The problem with Chapman is that his secondary pitches – the change up...
After being eliminated by Puerto Rico on Friday, the Americans are now 0-for-3 in their bid to win the World Baseball Classic. In fact, the United States has failed to finish any better than fourth place in the tournament, which is a major disappointment to say the least.
Now, Reds skipper Dusty Baker wants to play a key role in changing that for a future Classic.
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Joey Votto and Ryan Hanigan homered for Cincinnati and minor leaguer Khris Davis connected twice for Milwaukee on Saturday, and a Reds split squad and the Brewers tied 9-9 in nine innings.
Reds starter Mike Leake allowed 10 hits and seven runs -- five earned -- in 3 1-3 innings of his third start.
Mike Fiers was hit as hard. He allowed eight hits and five runs in...
Xavier Paul and Todd Frazier homered in Cincinnati's five-run first inning against Cleveland opening-day starter Justin Masterson before the Reds and Indians tied 7-7 in a game called after nine innings Sunday.
Paul connected after singles by Zack Cozart and Joey Votto. Frazier's shot followed a walk to Jay Bruce. It was the second home run of the spring for both players...