May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT
1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.
May 12, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT
Derek Norris smacked two homers and Gio Gonzalez flashed some Natitude
May 11, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT
Aroldis Chapman made a triumphant return to the Reds’ bullpen Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park, earning a save and striking out three in his first appearance of the 2014 regular season.
May 10, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT
The Reds have activated Aroldis Chapman from the disabled list despite some recent shaky appearances in the minors.
May 7, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was expected to come off the disabled list and return from facial fractures this weekend, but first he needed to get through a few minor-league rehab appearances and … well, they have gone very badly.
May 6, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT
Cincinnati is about to get its fireballing closer back. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi was told Tuesday that left-hander Aroldis Chapman, who has been on the shelf since taking a comebacker off his face in a mid-March Cactus League game, could “return to the Reds’ active roster as early as this weekend.”
May 2, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT
Aroldis Chapman was throwing so hard in his first rehab game that the scoreboard couldn’t handle it.
Apr 29, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT
Aroldis Chapman threw live batting practice today for the third time in the past week and reported no problems, so it looks like the Reds left-hander is ready for a minor-league rehab assignment as he comes back from facial fractures following a line drive to the face on March 19.
Aroldis Chapman throws live batting practice, wants one more session before heading out on rehab assignment
Apr 26, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT
Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman threw live batting practice on Saturday, but wants one more session before heading out on a rehab assignment.
Apr 22, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Batting practice can be a dangerous place, as Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz unfortunately learned Monday when a Salvador Perez line drive broke his wrist.
Apr 21, 2014, 8:12 PM EDT
Aroldis Chapman is getting closer to returning to game action.
Apr 19, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT
The Reds are hoping that Sean Marshall’s shoulder issues are behind him.
Apr 18, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT
Aroldis Chapman’s recovery from facial fractures has progressed to the point that the Reds left-hander has been cleared to throw live batting practice, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Apr 14, 2014, 8:46 PM EDT
Good news, baseball fans. Aroldis Chapman is throwing off a mound again.
Apr 9, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT
Everyone already knew that Royals rookie Yordano Ventura throws incredibly hard, but his 2014 debut last night was on a whole different level.
Apr 8, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Reds manager Bryan Price has already said that Jonathan Broxton would take over as Aroldis Chapman’s closer fill-in once healthy, so now that he’s off the disabled list it’ll be interesting to see if the big right-hander immediately jumps into ninth-inning duties.
Apr 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EDT
Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez each went yard twice. And I contemplate the return of the game-winning RBI stat.
Apr 5, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT
The Reds will get catcher Devin Mesoraco and reliever Jonathan Broxton back from the disabled list early next week.
Apr 3, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
For now the Reds are going with closer-by-committee in Aroldis Chapman’s absence, but manager Bryan Price said yesterday that Jonathan Broxton will take over ninth-inning duties once the big right-hander returns from the disabled list in a week or so.
Mar 30, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Cincinnati Reds. The Big Question: Is this still a playoff team? The Reds won 90 games last year to…
Mar 23, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT
Joel Sherman of the New York Post polled 18 scouts and executives for a ranking of the five best position players, starting pitchers, relief pitchers, managers and general managers entering the 2014 regular season. As you can probably guess, Mike Trout won the ballot for best position player, with two-time defending AL MVP Miguel Cabrera…
Mar 23, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT
In the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s start against the Red Sox, Matt Moore took a comebacker to the face off of the bat of Xander Bogaerts. Moore appeared to at least partially deflect the ball and had the presence of mind to chase after the ball and throw out Bogaerts at first base to…
Mar 21, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was hit in the head by a Salvador Perez line drive on Wednesday night, suffering fractures above his left eye and nose. He underwent surgery on Thursday to repair the fractures and had a metal plate inserted on the bone above his left eye to stabilize the fracture. Thankfully, Chapman is…
Mar 20, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT
According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman underwent surgery this evening to repair the fracture above his left eye which was suffered when he was hit in the face by a batted ball on Wednesday night. During the two-and-a-half-hour procedure, Chapman had a metal plate inserted on the bone above his eye…
Mar 20, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT
The scene from Arizona in which Aroldis Chapman was smacked in the face by that Sal Perez comebacker is simply awful. He had literally no time to react and, while the latest reports from the hospital are encouraging, it may be a while before Chapman is pitching again. And there is no guarantee that the…
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