Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman cleared for live BP
Chapman suffered multiple fractures above his left eye and nose and a concussion after being struck by a ball hit by Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez in a spring training game on March 19. He had surgery two days later to insert a metal plate into his face.
This week, Chapman stepped closer to making it back to the mound, throwing a 25-pitch bullpen sessions on Monday and traveling on the upcoming 10-game road trip with the team.
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