Aroldis Chapman 54 | Pitcher

Cincinnati Reds

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Mon. Apr 14, 2014 Subscribe 
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, 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, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Chapman played catch Saturday for the first time since a line drive hit him in the head less than three weeks ago, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "He's doing some cardio and strength stuff," trainer Paul Lessard said. "He threw yesterday for the first time. So far, he's been fine." Impact: Chapman will continue to come along slowly to avoid triggering any concussion symptoms from a line drive that fractured the bones above his left eye and nose on March 19. Jonathan Broxton (elbow) is due to be activated at some point in the next few days and will likely take the closer role until Chapman returns.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Chapman (head) has resumed some light workouts, reports. "He is re-initiating some light workouts," manager Bryan Price said Saturday morning. "No throwing or any real baseball-related activities to this point. He is starting to move around a little bit more. It's great." Impact: A little more than two weeks after being being struck in the face by a line drive and suffering fractures above his left eye and nose, Chapman has started up with some light workouts. The left-hander posted a picture on his Instagram account Friday that appeared to show him surrounded by gym equipment and weights. Jonathan Broxton (elbow) will be activated next week and appears to be the top candidate to close while Chapman remains on the shelf.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Mar 31, 2014
News: Chapman rode in Cincinnati's opening day parade on Monday, the most he was allowed to do as part of the Reds' first-game festivities. Impact: Chapman can't work out while he recovers from a significant head injury during spring training. He had surgery on March 20 to have a plate installed above his left eye, fractured by a comeback liner during a game. He'll see a doctor on Wednesday to gauge his progress. He said before the Reds' opener against St. Louis on Monday he feels good and has no pain. The Reds think he'll be able to return in May.(STATS, 3:59pm)
Aroldis Chapman
2014 Season
No 2014 Stats Available
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
ON 15-DAY DL (Facial fractures, concussion)