Hello from Baltimore…
The Reds, not surprisingly, activated LHP Aroldis Chapman from the 15-day disabled list on Friday. LHP Jeremy Horst was optioned to Triple-A Louisville.
Actually, the move was made last night because Horst pitched an inning for Louisville.
Chapman was on the DL since May 16 because of left shoulder inflammation, but has actually been healthy for a while. He had nine rehab outings for Louisville and Double-A Carolina. Most of the games pitched down below were erratic. But the last two were each a perfect inning at very end of the 30 days, which apparently was enough to convince the front office that Chapman had solved his command issues.
I’ll be curious to see if Chapman’s role will be the same as it was before he left…and how often he’ll be available to use out of the bullpen.
More later from Camden Yards….