Aroldis Chapman Suffers Face Fractures

Closer Aroldis Chapman suffered factures above his left eye and nose last night after being struck by a line drive hit by Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez. It happen in the bottom of the 6th inning in Surprise Arizona.  The game was called after the incident.




 Brayan Pena looks on as trainers attend to Aroldis Chapman

Closer Aroldis Chapman was hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of Royals catcher Salvador Perez

  Aroldis Chapman was immobilized after being hit with a line drive.


 Royals catcher Salvador Perez was visibly shaken after hitting Chapman with a line drive.

 Here's the video


Here's what manager Bryan Price had to say


 And Jay Bruce also commented




Mat Latos Update


Mat Latos finally pitched in a game Wednesday afternoon.  The Reds right hander, coming off elbow and knee surgery faced a team of Cleveland Minor Leaguers.  He threw 2 innings giving up 3 hits.  Latos threw 31 pitches, 19 for strikeouts, struck out 4 (all on breaking balls), and topped out at 95mhp on the radar gun.

There was one scare when latos looked hurt after throwing a pitch.  Turns out he stepped in some soft dirty and twisted his ankle but he'll be fine.  Bryan Price and his staff haven't decided yet whether he'll face minor leaguers or Major Leaguers next time he pitches.

Here's Latos on his outing..

 Here's Bryan Price on what he saw from Latos..



  The Reds training staff checks Mat latos out after he twisted his ankle.

Homer Update

Homer Bailey who is dealing with a strained groin was suppose to start in a game on Friday but that has been pushed back a couple days.  His bullpen session that was suppose to happen yesterday probably won't take place until Friday.  I think this all but means that Johnny Cueto will be the opening day starter.


Billy Hamilton Power Hitter?

Center fielder Billy Hamilton added a new weapon to his arsenal last night when he pulled a home run over the right field fence.



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