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Reds activate Aroldis Chapman from DL after shaky 30-day rehab assignment

Jun 24, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

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Aroldis Chapman‘s minor-league rehab assignment wasn’t exactly smooth sailing, but after a maximum 30-day stint recovering from shoulder inflammation (and control problems) the Reds have activated him from the disabled list.

Chapman allowed 12 runs in 13 innings between Double-A and Triple-A, but did post a strong 20/8 K/BB ratio and threw a scoreless inning in each of his final two appearances.

Prior to landing on the DL in mid-May he had a 6.92 ERA and more walks (20) than strikeouts (15) in 13 innings for the Reds, walking 12 of the last 19 batters he faced before the Reds mercifully shut him down. Presumably he’ll be eased back into the bullpen mix with some low-leverage outings, because he may not be out of the woods yet.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Jun 24, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Well, we will see if the Reds learned anything about the whole Aroldis sunflower seed quandary. I won’t have to see a pitch to know if he is going to do decently.

  2. metalhead65 - Jun 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    great move by the reds!they need help at short and left field but hey let’s bring back the “missle” because by god we are paying him alot of money so he will pitch whether he is ready or not. they will leave the answer to the shortstop problem in the minors while Jocketty scours nursing homes looking for former cardinals to sign for that position and left field. never mind that may already have the answer sitting on the bench in Heisey. instead of making him the everyday starter in left field for a month to see if he can handle the job,just play him once or twice a week as that is plenty of time right? oh wait I forgot in today’s game you invent stats and go by those 2 games and project what a player will do the whole season instead of you know actualy giving the guy playing time and seeing what he can do.

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