AROLDIS CHAPMAN NEWS

Video: Aroldis Chapman faces live hitters for first time since accident

For the first time since being struck in the head by a line drive on March 19, Aroldis Chapman toed the rubber and faced live major league hitters on Wednesday.The 27-pitch session came at PNC Park where Chapman faced teammates in a live batting practice atmosphere. By all accounts, Chapman showed no evidence of being banged up and told reporters that he felt really good after the...
Via Redlegs Review
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Call it a comeback: Aroldis Chapman faces live hitters, fastball is ‘electrifying’

It only has been a month and a handful of days since Aroldis Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive during a March 19 spring training game, but if the only thing a person could base his health upon was how the Cincinnati Reds fireballer looked facing live batters during a mound […] The post Call it a comeback: Aroldis Chapman faces live hitters, fastball is ‘electrifying’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Updates: Aroldis Chapman, Skip Schumaker

The Cincinnati Reds have taken two of three from the Pittsburgh Pirates as they enter today's matinee fourth game at PNC Park.  The Reds will send Tony Cingrani (1-2) up against Brandon Cumpton (1-0).  The Reds could pull up to .500 with another win this afternoon.  They've been without their closer all season and missing a key utility player as well.  We have updates...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chapman throws live BP, keeps progressing toward return

PITTSBURGH -- Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has been understanding and patient when it comes to his rehab process. One step at a time. Those steps are getting Chapman closer to returning to the mound. Chapman threw live batting practice for the first time Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park before the Reds and Pirates played the third game of their four-game series. He threw 27 pitches...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stats say Reds bullpen is the worst in MLB

The Reds have a bullpen problem. That was pretty evident in Monday night's 6-5 loss to the Pirates. Statistically, the Reds went into Tuesday with the worst bullpen in Major League Baseball with a 5.77 ERA. It's early, but the Reds relievers are getting hit around at an alarming rate. Opponents are hitting .274 against Reds relievers. The Reds' relievers had the fourth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Aroldis Chapman will throw live BP Wednesday

Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman has been on the disabled list since March 21 after a line drive off the bat of Salvador Perez fractured the bone above his left eye and nose. After undergoing surgery, Cincinnati's closer has been on the comeback trail. He'll take another step toward getting activated on Wednesday.        John Fay of Cincinnati.com reports...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Update On Cincinnati Closer Aroldis Chapman

According to John Fayman the Cincinnati Reds closer, Aroldis Chapman, threw a 45 pitch bullpen session on Sunday. As far as we know, it went well and he will most likely attempt live batting practice on Wednesday. Assuming the live practice throwing session goes off without a hitch, he should start a rehab assignment in the minors soon after.  For everyone that still took a chance...
Via FF Locker Room
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chapman could face batters as soon as Wednesday

The timetable for getting Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in front of hitters again seems to be accelerating even quicker than expected. Chapman, who is trying to return from being hit in the face by a line drive last month, could likely throw live batting practice to hitters as soon as Wednesday at PNC Park. Originally, the club was targeting this milestone by the end of the road trip...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleared to pitch, is Cincinnati Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman finished?

Cincinnati Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman was cleared to pitch live batting practice on Friday. The 26-year-old Chapman (4-5, 2.54 ERA) suffered a skull fracture above his left eye after getting struck by a line drive during a spring training game last month. Chapman underwent the knife to fix the wound and had a metal plate permanently inserted into his head. A two-time All-Star...
Via Sports by Colin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Aroldis Chapman cleared for fielding and batting practice

Just two days ago, we at Sports Injury Alert got word that Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman would throw bullpen sessions every three days during the Reds' current road trip that began on Friday. That report from MLB.com's Mark Sheldon said that Chapman may receive clearance to throw live batting practice and take fielding practice near the end of that trip. It turns...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays Pitcher Todd Redmond Models New Protective Cap For Pitchers (Photo)

It’s always scary when a pitcher takes a line drive to the head, which is why the MLB approved a model of a special protective cap that was supposed to be available for the 2014 season. When Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was struck in the head during spring training, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb (who during the 2013 season was also hit with a line drive) complained...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Chapman cleared to throw batting practice

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice for the first time since he was hit in the face by a line drive during an exhibition game on March 10. Chapman sustained fractures of his nose and and a bone above his left eye when hit by the drive off the bat of Kansas City's Salvador Perez. Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman cleared to throw batting practice

Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice. Chapman recently threw off the mind for the first time and now will begin throwing to hitters. The Reds have been hoping to have Chapman return to their team in mid-May after he took a liner to his head during spring training. Chapman had surgery to repair fractures in his left eye and nose. Your browser does not support...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman’s recovery to the point he’s cleared to throw live batting practice

It’s only been about a month since he was struck in the face by a line drive, but Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman’s recovery has progressed so surprisingly well and so remarkably quick that he’s been cleared to throw live batting practice, according to a report from John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The recovery […] The post Aroldis Chapman’s recovery to the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Aroldis Chapman: bullpens every three days during road trip

After that vicious line drive hit his face late in Spring Training, Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is already on track to pitch again before long. MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports that Chapman will throw a bullpen session on Thursday, his second since the surgery to repair the fracture that the line drive caused in Chapman's face. Sheldon says that Chapman will throw...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Buy Low On Chapman?

In Episode 33, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Bryan Curley are back to recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Should you buy low on Aroldis Chapman? Cover some positive injury news around Dustin Pedroia, Manny Machado, and Brian McCann Who to target for some value...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman throws first bullpen since injury

A pitcher's worst nightmare came true when Cincinnati Reds' closer Aroldis Chapman was struck in the head by a pitch during spring training. As the gruesome viral photograph depicted, he underwent successful surgery and slowly but surely began his recovery,and according to C. Trent Rosecrans of Cincinnatti.com, Chapman took his first major step today. Chapman's injury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman pitches off mound, wows observers

After a horrific scene just three-and-a-half weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds (and really all baseball fans) got a bit of good news today when Aroldis Chapman, the hard-throwing lefty closer for the Reds, threw off the mound for the first time.  Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez, breaking facial bones throughout his...
Via Reading Between The Seams
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chapman feels 'physically, mentally great'

CINCINNATI -- They gathered in the Cincinnati Reds bullpen early Monday afternoon as if somebody was passing out stacks of $100 bills. To the Reds, what was going on in the bullpen was worth about $30 million and even general manager Walt Jocketty was there among the many observers to watch Aroldis Chapman throw off a mound. How did he do? The catcher's glove always pops louder...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman fells great after first bullpen session

A comebacker to the head on March 19 has kept Aroldis Chapman off the field for the Cincinnati Reds. On Monday he returned to the mound to throw his first bullpen session since the incident. In the session Chapman threw 25 pitches and reportedly felt “great” afterwards. The Reds figure to continue to bring Chapman along slowly. Recently they activated Jonathan Broxton and figure...
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

News good and bad regarding Reds pitchers

Friday produced good news and bad from Reds pitchers on the disabled list. After throwing off flat ground, Aroldis Chapman told reporters in Cincinnati before the game Friday afternoon he feels normal less than three weeks after taking a line drive in the face March 19 during a spring training game. The reliever is scheduled to have a bullpen session Monday and downplayed fears the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Aroldis Chapman will throw bullpen session Monday

After a horrific injury from a line drive to the head during Spring Training, Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman threw on flat ground Thursday, and he will pitch a bullpen session this coming Monday says MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.Chapman to throw first bullpen session on Monday. Will have more from him soon. #reds— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) April 11, 2014Chapman is recovering...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chapman recovering better than anticipated

Anyone who saw the spring training video of Aroldis Chapman getting struck in the head by a line drive knows how serious the immediate ramifications were at the time. At worst, Chapman may have sustained an injury that would threaten his life, or possibly even his career. At best, Chapman was probably looking at some time on the sidelines due to a concussion and contusion to the...
Via Redlegs Review
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Aroldis Chapman to throw first bullpen session on Monday

Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman will throw a bullpen session on Monday, he told reporters. It will be his first time back on a mound since being hit in the face by a line drive late in spring training. Chapman, 26, suffered a mild concussion and had to have a plate and screws inserted around his eye to repair bone following the incident. He did escape with no serious brain injury...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton's Horrible, Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day

When Aroldis Chapman took a ball to the face in spring training, the Cincinnati Reds’ bullpen entered a state of flux. How long would Chapman be sidelined? Would J.J. Hoover emerge as a candidate for saves? Thankfully the Reds had another closer with long history of experience being the last man out of the bullpen: Jonathan Broxton.  While Broxton has been battling injuries...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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