Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:02:51 -0700
Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) was unavailable Monday, Aug. 18, due to left shoulder soreness. He is day to day.
Fantasy Tip: Jonathan Broxton is next in line and should be handcuffed to Chapman if possible.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:18:59 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) was called upon when needed Friday, Aug. 1, against the Miami Marlins, closing out the game for his 25th save in 27 chances.
Fantasy Tip: Chapman required medical attention when he aggravated his hamstring in the game Thursday. It appears he is good to go after another solid performance.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:45:29 -0700
Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) needed a visit from the trainer after throwing a pitch Thursday, July 31. Chapman threw a couple of warmup pitches but eventually closed out the game. He said after the game that he should be available Friday.
Fantasy Tip: The fact that Chapman finished out the game is an encouraging sign, but his availability is still worth checking on for the next day or so. He is one of the most dominant closers in the game so it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Reds give him a day or two off.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:08:46 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) said he is good to go for the game Friday, July 18.
Fantasy Tip: Having the last few days to rest his injury was big. Make sure you have Chapman in your starting lineups for the start of the second half.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:57:04 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring injury in the All-Star Game covering first base. Chapman said he was fine and isn't 100 percent ready to run. "I will be fine," Chapman said. "I've been pitching through it for a while. As long as I don't have to run, it feels good to pitch."
Fantasy Tip: We don't expect this to hinder him too much because his results have been phenomenal of late. However, it's something to be cautious of moving forward. Jonathan Broxton should be handcuffed to him if possible.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:38:44 -0700
Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (leg) limped off the field after covering first base for the final out of the eighth inning of the All-Star Game Tuesday, July 15.
Fantasy Tip: If Chapman ends up missing any time, Jonathan Broxton is the player to pick up. He has six saves this year to go with 1.09 ERA.
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.