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.'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
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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...
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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, Chapman took his first major step today. Chapman's injury...
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Reds closer Aroldis Chapman throws off mound for first time since hit in head

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman threw off a mound on Monday for the first time since he was hit in the forehead by a line drive during spring training.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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'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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rank Relief: The pinnacle may have been reached

We may have witnessed the worst relief performance possible.  Forget Aroldis Chapman, the Reds just need Jonathan Broxton back.  JJ Hoover has been good as a reliable bullpen arm an has worked out of plenty of jams.  Tonight he put himself in one and then decidedly did not work himself out of.  He came in to close with a one run lead after Brandon Phillips helped the Reds get...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Mets Ike Davis hits walk-off grand slam off Chapman-less Reds

The scary injury to fireball closer Aroldis Chapman has probably already cost the Cincinnati Reds one game in the standings.  That game was today, when the Reds were clinging to a 3-2 lead over the New York Mets in the bottom of the ninth, but failed to record an out while losing in grand fashion.  Grand slam fashion that is, check out Mets pinch hitter Ike Davis crushing a hanging...
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Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman posts recovery update on Instagram

Aroldis Chapman was the victim of one of the scarier moments in baseball last month, but now wants everyone to know he's progressing just fine. The Reds closer suffered fractures above his left eye and nose after being struck by a ball hit by Royals catcher Salvador Perez in a spring training game on March 19. He has since resumed working out, and on Saturday he posted a video...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Video: Aroldis Chapman posts video of himself resuming training

Less than three weeks after getting struck in the face with a line drive, Aroldis Chapman is apparently back to participating in light training activities.The southpaw posted this video on his Instagram account (@_thecubanmissile54) Saturday morning which shows him tossing in the outfield grass at Great American Ball Park. Chapman also posted this video (seen below) of him exercising...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton is the Reds’ choice to replace Aroldis Chapman

For now the Reds are going with closer-by-committee in Aroldis Chapman‘s absence, but manager Bryan Price said yesterday that Jonathan Broxton will take over ninth-inning duties once the big right-hander returns from the disabled list in a week or so. Broxton was mediocre in 34 appearances for the Reds last season and then underwent elbow surgery in August that he’s still coming...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman to visit doctor on Wednesday for checkup

Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman will visit a doctor on Wednesday for an update on the status of fractures to his nose and eye sockets. Chapman has not done any baseball related activities since March 19 when he took a liner off his face but he is doing “fine” according to his comments during a press conference on Monday. Chapman will see the doctor Wednesday. He...
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Reds place Devin Mesoraco, Aroldis Chapman on DL to start season

getty images   While catcher Devin Mesoraco had been doing some swinging the Cincinnati Reds figured it was best to give him additional time and have placed him on the 15-day disabled list to start the season. The expectation is that Mesoraco will be ready in early April. While he is out of action the Reds will use Brayan Pena as their regular backstop. Tucker Barnhadt has been...
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What Does the Cincinnati Reds Bullpen Look Like with Aroldis Chapman Injury?

Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher, Aroldis Chapman, took a line drive to the face on March 19th from Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez in a Spring training game just last week. It was a gruesome play that all pitchers are afraid of. On March 20th, Chapman underwent surgery to repair fractures around his left eye.  The Cincinnati Reds doctor said that Chapman could begin a work...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Aroldis Chapman Hit by Line Drive

You’re going to be seeing a lot of posts about the terrible, terrible Aroldis Chapman injury from Wednesday and, thankfully, there isn't clean video of the Cincinnati Reds pitcher being hit in the head has yet to surface. That said, there is this. And, because everyone is recording everything…there's this video of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez at the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman Shows Off His Staples

Last time we saw Cincinnati Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman, he was being carted off the field after taking a linedrive off his forehead Wednesday night. Friday, the lefty posted a picture of the aftermath. Okay…I’m no surgeon and I’m terrible at math, but it looks like Chapman has more staples in his head than the ball that hit him. Now, we all know what caused the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman fortunate about injury

After taking a screaming line drive to the face coming off a 99-mph fastball in a Spring Training game, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is in better shape than many expected. After a successful two and a half hour surgery performed by Dr. Kremchek to repair fractured bones above his left eye and nose, Chapman is […]
Via Full Scale Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman tagged as second-best closer by 'Baseball Tonight'

For the second consecutive year, the ESPN Baseball Tonight crew has tagged Aroldis Chapman as the second-best closer in baseball, trailing only Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves.The top five list, which was unveiled Monday, can be seen here.To compile the top 100, more than 40 ESPN experts were polled in February, starting with a list of more than 350 players. Using a 0-to-100...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Aroldis Chapman visits clubhouse, speaks with reporters

Your browser does not support iframes.Sunday marked the first day Aroldis Chapman spoke with the media since being hit in the face with a line drive off the bat of Salvador Perez last Wednesday.All things considered, the Cuban native seemed to be doing well and was in good spirits. According to Mark Sheldon of, the club wasn't aware he was visiting the clubhouse until...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

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