Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 7 days ago

Chapman picked up his third save of the season Tuesday, striking out two batters and giving up just one hit to get through the ninth against the Cubs.

Chapman has yet to give up a run, earned or not, in six innings so far this season. He's walked just two betters and has struck out nine batters.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 weeks ago

Chapman picked up save number two with a scoreless ninth inning in the Reds 5-4 win over St. Louis on Friday night.

He allowed a hit, but struck out a pair and needed just 12 pitches (nine for strikes) to finish up. With a win and two saves in the first four games, he would appear to be headed for yet another dominating season.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 weeks ago

Chapman registered his first win of the year Thursday, as he pitched a scoreless top of the ninth with two strikeouts and then was the beneficiary of a Reds rally in the bottom of the inning.

He got the closer's job of pitching the ninth inning in a tie ballgame at home, and delivered as he usually does. Chapman looks primed for another elite season at the back end of the Cincy bullpen.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 weeks ago

Chapman threw a perfect ninth to get the save Monday against the Pirates, striking out two.

Chapman was impeccable for the opener, throwing eight of his nine pitches for strikes.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 weeks ago

Chapman (hamstring) threw a scoreless inning in Friday's spring training game against the Blue Jays.

He finishes the spring with a 2.92 ERA and 16:3 K:BB over 12.1 innings. He seems to be over the hamstring injury that briefly sidelined him.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 3 weeks ago

Chapman (hamstring) could pitch in a game as soon as Wednesday, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Reds' closer was removed from Tuesday's exhibition with what was labeled a right hamstring issue, but manager Bryan Price said there may have been a "misunderstanding" between the player and the training staff. Regardless, Chapman is believed to be fine and it seems he will not miss any additional action, but consider him day-to-day until he actually returns to the mound.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 3 weeks ago

Chapman was taken out of Tuesday's spring game with a right hamstring issue, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Per the report, Chapman was taken out simply for precautionary reasons and reported that his hamstring is "fine." The team may hold him out for another day or two but it appears Chapman avoided any serious injury.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 3 weeks ago

Chapman faced just one batter before being removed from Tuesday's spring game after a visit from the team's trainer, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Chapman appeared to be pleading his case to stay in the game, so it likely isn't anything too serious. At this point, consider the lefty day-to-day but more news about the extent and nature of a potential injury should become available after the completion of Tuesday's game.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 3 weeks ago

Reds manager Bryan Price said he might use Chapman for more than an inning at times this season.

Chapman has had four multi-inning appearances so far this spring. Price's comments were inspired in part by the Reds' lack of an established set-up man for the eighth inning, a situation that could be resolved early in the season.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 1 month ago

Chapman has pitched multiple innings in two of his most recent appearances to allow him to work on his pitches more.

The Reds are not contemplating a role change, unlike other spring training sessions. "The repetitions were what I felt really helped him get comfortable with his mechanics and get comfortable throwing that slider and changeup," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "Even though we're going to limit him to one or two innings during the season, spring training is a great opportunity for him to connect with his mechanics and off-speed pitches."