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Friday, August 1, 2014

Reds Injury Update: Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Phillips, Manny Parra

By on 8/01/2014 03:00:00 PM

Aroldis Chapman of the Reds showed hamstring discomfort after throwing a 102 MPH fastball to Marcell Ozuna. He grabbed his right leg, but he continued and shut down the Marlins to earn the save, according to Mark Sheldon of

"I felt a little pain or something," Chapman said via translator Tomas Vera. "It was actually something where I tried to avoid stepping in the hole there. I kind of pushed it up a little there."

Chapman originaly hurt the hamstring before a July 6 game in Cincinnati and flared up on July in the All-Star Game as he tried to cover first base on a ground ball.

This season, Chapman has a 2.10 ERA in 34.1 innings pitched while saving 24 games, striking out 68 and walking just 12. He has a WHIP of 0.79 and a WAR of 1.2.

In 2013, Chapman had a 2.54 ERA in 63.2 innings pitched while striking out 112 and walking 29. He had 38 saves while posting a 1.04 WHIP and 2.0 WAR.

Reds reliever Manny Parra played catch on the field at Marlins Park Thursday as it was his first time throwing since being bothered by back spasms.

The left-hander has not appeared in a game since July 20 as he felt his back ache this past week. As of yesterday, “It felt pretty good,“ Parra said.

"It locked up on me when I warmed up. It was the Sunday day game,” Parra said. "I was getting ready to go into the game."

He is still day to day for now. Potential call ups Tony Cingrani and Chad Rogers are on the disabled list.

This season, Parra has a 3.86 ERA in 25.2 innings pitched while striking out 29 and walking 12 and posting a 1.44 WHIP. He has made 39 relief appearances and will likely miss the next few games at the least.

Brandon Phillips, who had left thumb surgery to repair a torn ligament on the July, traveled with the club to Miami. He was taking ground balls and is expected to be out six weeks after the surgery, so will likely be activated in late August.

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