Chapman throws in bullpen
Aroldis Chapman took another step towards returning on Monday when he had his first side bullpen session. Chapman threw 25 pitches without issue.
“He threw the ball outstanding,” Reds manager Bryan Price. “He threw all of his pitches, including his slider. He was sharp, extremely enthusiastic and happy to be out there as we all were. It was exciting.”
It was Chapman’s first time on a mound since being struck in the face by a line drive on March 19. He suffered fractures above the left eye and nose.
“I feel really good. Everything went well,” Chapman said via translator Tomas Vera. “My fastball was good. My command was good. The breaking pitch worked good.”
More to come later on MLB.com, including the plan ahead for Chapman.