Reds closer Aroldis Chapman day-to-day with sore shoulder

Tuesday August 19th, 2014

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is day-to-day with a sore shoulder, Reds manager Bryan Price told reporters Monday.

Chapman was visited at the mound by Price and Cincinnati's trainer while pitching in the ninth inning of a game Sunday against the Colorado Rockies, but Chapman said at that point he was fine, even though he wound up walking all four batters he faced in the Reds' 10-9 loss.

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The Cuba native told Price Monday that he indeed was "achy." Chapman was unavailable to pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, but Price said he could be available for Tuesday's game.

Chapman has dealt with several injuries this season. He tweaked his hamstring in July and then re-injured it while pitching in the All-Star Game, and missed the first month-plus of the season after he was hit in the face by a line drive during a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals in March.

The 26-year-old has a 2.82 ERA in 38.1 innings this season and has saved 26 games in 28 chances.

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