May 22, 2011, 5:29 PM EST
He’s already ready to begin pitching again.
According to beat writer Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Chapman has been sent to Triple-A Louisville and will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday night against the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk, Virginia. The southpaw played a game of long toss in front of Reds pitching coach Bryan Price on Sunday and checked out fine.
The Reds are hoping that Chapman will regain his confidence and command against a lower level of competition. He’s expected to make at least three appearances with Louisville before returning to the majors.
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