Chapman has surgery
Here's the statement from the Reds concerning Aroldis Chapman's surgery
Manny Parra is a lock to make the Reds bullpen, but who else will make it and who will close?
The Reds Bullpen
Now that we know Aroldis Chapman is out at least 6-8 weeks, it'll be interesting to see what the Reds bullpen will look like Opening Day. Remember that Sean Marshall hasn't pitched in a game yet and won't be with this team when they break camp. Jonathon Broxton, who by the way is an experienced closer has only pitched in one game so far but he'll probably be ready. If you assume the Reds will have a bullpen made up of 7 pitchers and if you assume Alfredo Simon will start the year in the starting rotation, then the Bullpen will probably look like this..
Locks: Broxton, JJ Hoover, Manny Parra, Sam LeCure,
Probably: Logan Ondrusek
On the bubble: Nick Christiani, Pedro Beato, Trevor Bell
Outside looking in: Jumbo Diaz
Sam LeCure will once again be a vital part of the 2014 Reds bullpen.
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Brandon Phillips and new bench coach Jay Bell discuss things around second base Thursday.
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