Aroldis Chapman Sent to Minors


Wednesday has come and the Reds will apparently not be activating Aroldis Chapman.

Today marks the 30th day the flame thrower has been on rehab assignment, and since the club is not calling him back up to the bigs, Cincinnati will be optioning Chapman to Triple-A.

The 23 year old turned in his second solid performance in a row last night with the Reds’ Triple-A affiliate.  Chapman logged a perfect inning where he struck out 1 and threw 7 of his 13 pitches for strikes.

However, this was not enough to convince Cincinnati to bring Chapman back to the majors, deciding it better for the left hander to continue to prove he’s back on track in the minors.

Even after he’s been able to tally 3 consecutive scoreless innings, Chapman’s minor league earned run average is still sitting at an ugly 8.31.

While I can’t disagree with Cincinnati’s thinking, you do have to wonder how much longer Chapman will be in the minors if he continues to produce.  Last year’s Chapman, he of the 2.03 ERA and 12.8 SO/9, would certainly look good in the back end of the Reds’ pen.