Aroldis Chapman is making steady progress from the scary-looking injury he suffered last month during a Cactus League game with the Royals. Chapman, the Cincinnati Reds closer, took a liner off the bat of Salvador Perez square in the head. It left him with facial fractures and a bunch of staples in his head.
On Saturday he posted this quick video of him throwing on his Instagram page. Chapman wrote:
I wanna tell my friends and followers in Instagram that are worry about my health that see my videos and photos of me coming back and training. That it was the doctors and training staff of the reds that took the decision that I could start training again. I’m telling you guys this because I have seen a lot of comments ( to take it easy) and I want you guys to know how everything is going in my recovery. I’m feeling great and everything is ok. Love you guys.
The Reds are off to a slow 1-4 start. On Saturday Chapman’s temporary replacement, J.J. Hoover, gave up a walk-off, pinch-hit grand slam to the Mets’ Ike Davis.