Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:15:10 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Friday, July 11, against the Pittsburgh Pirates as he nailed down his 20th save. Chapman set a major league record by recording a strikeout in his 40th consecutive appearance.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:09:43 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) pitched the ninth inning Tuesday, July 8, in the first game of the Reds doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. Chapman allowed two base runners, but he recorded the save, struck out two hitters and hit 100 mph on the radar gun.
Fantasy Tip: As expected, the hamstring tweak appears to have been a minor aliment. Chapman pitched well and looked like his dominant self. Fantasy owners have nothing to worry about going forward.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:38:58 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SPs Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto and RP Aroldis Chapman, St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright and RP Pat Neshek, Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran and RP Craig Kimbrel, San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner, Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez, San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross, Pittsburgh Pirates RP Tony Watson and Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann have been named as the pitchers for the National League in the 2014 All-Star Game. Oakland Athletics SP Jeff Samardzija was named to the team as a representative of the Chicago Cubs, but he was traded this weekend. Samardzija will be inactive for the game.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 13:16:09 -0700
Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) was unavailable Sunday, July 6, due to a hamstring tweak. Manager Bryan Price said he hopes Chapman will be available Monday, July 7. RP Jonathan Broxton picked up the save Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds minor, so Chapman should be safe to start in weekly leagues.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:46:15 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman has retired 23 consecutive batters when he has an 0-2 count in his favor in 2014.
Mon, 12 May 2014 00:49:26 -0700
Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (face), making his first appearance since being struck in the face by a line drive before the regular season, struck out the side in the ninth inning to earn his first save in a win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, May 11.
Sat, 10 May 2014 11:53:27 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds have activated RP Aroldis Chapman (head) from the disabled list. In a corresponding move, RP Curtis Partch has been optioned to Triple-A Louisville.
Fantasy Tip: Activate Chapman in all fantasy formats immediately.
Fri, 09 May 2014 14:46:23 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) hasn't been activated off the disabled list yet because manager Bryan Price wants to see him play catch first. Chapman is expected to be activated Saturday, May 10.
Thu, 08 May 2014 10:22:43 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) could return from the disabled list Friday, May 9. However, manager Bryan Price was non-committal about Chapman's return after the closer had two rough rehab outings with Triple-A Louisville this week. C Corky Miller, who caught Chapman at Louisville, didn't seem too concerned about Chapman being ready to return to the majors. RP Jonathan Broxton is 5-for-5 in save opportunities with Chapman out, but getting Chapman back will allow the team to slide Broxton back into a setup role.
Fantasy Tip: Broxton may be used in save situations if the Reds choose to ease Chapman back into the role. Hang onto Broxton if you must in very deep leagues, but cutting him for a more useful player is understandable when Chapman is back.
Wed, 07 May 2014 11:09:13 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) allowed two runs and three hits in one-third of an inning with Triple-A Louisville Wednesday, May 7.
Fantasy Tip: Chapman's rehab stint hasn't been very effective in terms of his numbers, but that's not the team's main concern at this juncture. Regardless of his performance during his rehab stint, the Reds are expected to activate him from the DL this weekend if he's fully healthy.