Aroldis Chapman 54 | Pitcher

Cincinnati Reds

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Wed. Apr 23, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Chapman (head) threw batting practice Wednesday and will throw another such session this weekend in Atlanta, before embarking upon a rehab assignment, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Afterward, Chapman relayed that he felt "normal, nothing out of the ordinary." Impact: With live hitters under his belt, including Brayan Pena and Neftali Soto, Chapman is nearing his first major league outing after his frightening spring training injury. If all goes as planned, Chapman will likely be reinserted as the closer in early May.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 21, 2014
News: Chapman (head) is tenatively scheduled to throw live batting practice Wednesday, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Impact: Chapman, who threw a 45-pitch bullpen session Sunday, appears to finally be ready to face live hitters. Should all go well, he'll likely start a rehab assignment next week.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 18, 2014
News: 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 19. 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. Impact: Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday he wasn't sure exactly when Chapman will throw but said it likely will be during the team's 10-game trip that ends April 27. Price also said Chapman will go on a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment before rejoining the Reds.(STATS, 6:19pm)
Fri. Apr 18, 2014
News: Chapman (head) has been cleared to throw live batting practice, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Impact: Chapman has progressed to throwing bullpen sessions from a mound, and getting clearance to face live hitters represents the next significant step in his rehab. It was reported Thursday that he should receive this clearance by the end of the month, but considering that it's April 18, this report suggests that he may be ahead of schedule. If he emerges from these live sessions free of setbacks, look for Chapman to embark upon a rehab assignment relatively soon.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 16, 2014
News: Chapman (head) could throw a live batting practice session by the end of the month, C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Impact: Chapman recently resumed throwing from a mound, and he will still need to throw a few more bullpen sessions before he is cleared to face hitters. Chapman will be out several more weeks, but if he continues to make progress and is able to head out on a rehab assignment in early May, he should return to the Reds around the middle of next month.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: 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. The left-hander threw 25 pitches in the bullpen before Cincinnati opened a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds hope to have him back sometime in May. Impact: Chapman sustained fractures above his left eye and his nose when he was hit by a liner on March 19. He had a plate inserted in the forehead the next day. He has to be careful not to get hit in the forehead while it heals. Chapman said his arm felt good. He'll throw in the bullpen a few more times before pitching to Reds hitters.(STATS, 6:19pm)
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Chapman (head) "felt great" after his 25-pitch bullpen session Monday, C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Impact: Chapman began the day by throwing from flat ground, and later was able to toss 25 pitches from a mound. He'll likely need a few more sessions and perhaps a minor league appearance to build up his arm strength before a return comes into play, but this is definitely a step in the right direction. Barring any setbacks, it appears Chapman's return estimate can now be measured in weeks, rather than months.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Chapman (head) will throw a bullpen session Monday, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Impact: Chapman resumed throwing last weekend, and is now set to return to a mound Monday for the first time since being struck in the head by a line drive March 19. He'll likely need a few bullpens and at least one live session before heading out for a minor league rehab assignment, but Chapman appears in line to return to the major league team in a matter of weeks.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Chapman (head) threw long-toss Thursday and then threw again from about 90 feet, MLB.com reports. Impact: Chapman, who resumed throwing last weekend, has been working out and throwing at Great American Ballpark while the rest of the team has been on the road. For what it's worth, catcher Bryan Pena reportedly seemed very pleased with how Chapman was throwing Thursday, but there is no set timetable for the left-hander to return to bullpen sessions.(RotoWire, )
Aroldis Chapman
2014 Season
No 2014 Stats Available
Bio
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 205  Age: 26
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 2/28/1988, Holguin, Cuba
College: None
Debut: 2010
Salary: $5,835,772
Injury Status
3/21/2014
ON 15-DAY DL (Facial fractures, concussion)