Chapman to AFL
The Reds revealed on Thursday that LHP Aroldis Chapman would begin his transition to starting by working games in the Arizona Fall League on Oct. 24, 27 and 31. He will start the games and work a couple of innings as he stretches himself out.
“It’s preparation before he goes to winter ball,” said Reds general manager Walt Jocketty, who was watching his organization’s instructional league game on Thursday.
I also asked Jocketty on the progress of talks with RHP Francisco Cordero’s agent. It’s been awfully quiet.
“We haven’t talked since I talked with you the last time,” Jocketty told me. When asked if that meant there was a problem in the negotiations, he replied “no.”
There is also nothing new in the talks with Brandon Phillips.