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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Reds Injury Update: Aroldis Chapman unavailable with 'achy' shoulder

By on 8/19/2014 01:45:00 PM

The Cincinnati Reds dropped to three games below .500 at 61-64 following a 6-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. Logan Ondrusek allowed a run on three hits without recording an out in the 10th inning to take the loss. The Reds were without closer Aroldis Chapman, who has an aching shoulder after throwing 28 pitches on Sunday.

According to Mark Sheldon of, Chapman was not available on Monday night. He faced four batters and walked all of them during Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader.

Reds manager Bryan Price wasn't overly concerned about Chapman's shoulder.
“He’s just a little achy and it just doesn’t make sense at all for us to keep running him out there. He was a little achy [Sunday]. I didn’t want to say anything but he was. By the time we knew there might be an issue, the damage was done yesterday. Our trainers say it’s a day-to-day thing and that he could be ready to go soon. I’m not crossing him off our list for tomorrow by any means."
Chapman, in his fifth Major League season, is 0-3 with 26 saves and a 2.82 in 39 games this season. He's allowed only 17 hits and struck out 74.  In 244 career games, Chapman is 15-16 with 103 saves and an ERA of 2.47. In 237 innings, he's allowed 122 hits and just 14 home runs, with 398 strikeouts.

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