Under the watchful eyes of members of the Reds medical staff, Aroldis Chapman took to the sun-drenched field of Great American Ball Park this afternoon to work out with teammate Brayan Pena.  As you remember, Chapman was hit in the face with a line drive in a Spring Training game on 3/19.  The next day he had surgery to insert a 3-inch titanium plate and 12 screws to stabilize bones around his left eye.

Chapman has been working out and throwing at GABP while the rest of the Reds have been on the road.  Today he threw “long-toss” and then threw again from about 90-feet.  He and Pena also got some cardio in; running in the outfield from foul pole to foul pole.

Pena, smiling during the entire workout, seemed very impressed with the way Chapman was throwing, at one point declaring “heeee’s baaaack!”

Here are some photos from today’s session with Pena…


Glad to see him back doing what he does best.

Pena has been a very positive addition to the team. Another great sign by Walt and the Reds!

This is so good to see! We have all been praying for Chappy!

I agree that “Pena” IS A GREAT ADDITION. He HAS TALENT, CAN HIT AND GREAT ATTITUDE! We are blessed with two great catchers.
We appreciate and depend on our “CHAPMAN” to win a lot of games for our Reds!
We wish him much success in his preparation and healing in getting back to
full strength and closing our games!

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