This from the Cincinnati Reds Team Report from Thursday, August 19th:

LHP Aroldis Chapman will be added to the big league roster Sept. 1. “That will give him a chance to stabilize in the bullpen and get more experience,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. “We’re trying to find the right time.” Chapman will be eligible for the playoffs. “We have two extra spots because we have two players on the 60-day disabled list,” Jocketty said.

Now, we’ll see if the hype is worth our while. Starting him in the bullpen is absolutely the best way to do it. If he’s up to par, it will be yet another boost in the race for a division crown…at least.


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