Chapman ready for games

Aroldis Chapman threw 25-30 pitches in the bullpen on Monday. There were no real developments and he seemed to be wondering why reporters wanted to talk about. Chapman was ready for games to start.

“I feel comfortable. I am anxious for the games to get started,” Chapman said.

Chapman has thrown two live BP sessions vs. Reds hitters and will get a more game-like situation when he throws an inning in Thursday’s intrasquad game at Goodyear Ballpark. The lefty, who turned 22 on Sunday, continues to work to get himself Major League ready.

“In all aspects, I’m just trying to get better every day,” Chapman said.

Chapman’s interpreter, Class A Dayton pitching coach Tony Fossas, has been impressed with the performances to this point.

“I think his progress is tremendous,” Fossas said. “His mechanics are getting better and he’s finishing pitches better. All you guys can see he’s around the plate almost every pitch.”

One thing that has not been revealed, as of yet, is when Chapman might pitch in a Cactus League game.

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