Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:56:33 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman's (face) bullpen session went well Monday, April 14, and he threw 25 pitches, including fastballs and slider. He'll throw some more bullpens before facing hitters.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:09:15 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) threw on flat ground Thursday, April 10, and said he felt good. Most of the swelling in his face has gone down, but Chapman said he still feels some swelling under his left eyebrow.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:18:55 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) will throw his first bullpen session Monday, April 14.
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 12:45:02 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) is doing light workouts but has not yet resumed throwing or doing baseball-related activities, according to manager Bryan Price.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:29:51 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds have placed RP Aroldis Chapman (face) on the 15-day disabled list because of facial injuries. The move is retroactive to March 21.
Fantasy Tip: Chapman is expected to return in about six to eight weeks, so owners will have to find save opportunities from another source. Owners should place Chapman on their disabled list if they can. J.J. Hoover likely will receive save chances and could be a good short-term option for saves.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:44:11 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds may have use for Arizona Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz, given that CL Aroldis Chapman (face) will be out up to eight weeks after taking a line drive off his head. Putz has closing experience and worked with current Reds manager Bryan Price when both were with the Seattle Mariners.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:08:45 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) underwent surgery to insert a titanium plate in order to stabilize the fracture in his face. Chapman can begin working out in 10 to 14 days and pitch in game conditions in four to six weeks.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:16:18 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) will undergo surgery to fix a broken bone above his left eye, but he has no other serious injuries after being hit by a line drive in the face Wednesday, March 19. A metal plate will be put in the bone and will remain there permanently. Chapman is dealing with a mild concussion but no brain injuries or injuries to his eye.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:49:40 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) can recover from his facial injuries in six to eight weeks, but it doesn't mean he'll be throwing immediately after that timetable.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Chapman to need somewhere around eight to 10 weeks before he's back throwing and ready to return. This is a big blow to those that took Chapman in the first tier of big-name closers. If you're looking for his replacement, J.J. Hoover is probably the best speculation, but Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall could form some sort of platoon.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:12:32 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) was carted off the field and transported to Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz., where tests revealed fractures above his left eye and nose. He'll be kept overnight for observation and undergo further testing. Manager Bryan Price said after the game that he didn't know much about Chapman's status.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds as if Chapman has avoided a more serious injury, such as a concussion. But, given the diagnosis, he's pretty much certain to begin the season on the disabled list. J.J. Hoover, Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall are expected to be the candidates to fill in at closer. Broxton has the experience, but Hoover is the one to watch with his high-strikeout potential.