• Aroldis Chapman pokes fun at Sammy Sosa on Instagram (Photo)

    Summary of 22 articles · Updated Mar 21, 2014
    Cincinnati Reds flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman used his Instagram account to take a jab Sammy Sosa and his increasingly fair complexion. Chapman, who throws a 100 mph fastball, had walked four Royals in the inning before being hit. Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has been hit in the face by a line drive and taken off the field on a cart. Chapman fell to the ground, both hands covering his face. Perez went to the hospital to visit Chapman not long after the line drive off his bat struck the Reds' left-handed closer over the left eye in a frightening flash during the Royals' sixth inning at Surprise Stadium. "He was doing pretty good. The Royals won by a 6-3 score. For all the precautionary moves baseball has taken to protect the well-being of its players, one danger that has not been eliminated is the one presented by the line drive hit back at the pitcher.
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    • Aroldis Chapman shows off the staples in his head and they're pretty gnarly (Photo)

      Aroldis Chapman has never been shy about sharing his life on Instagram. Now that he's sitting in a hospital bed, having been hit in the face by a line drive Wednesday night, the Cincinnati Reds closer, isn't changing his ways. Chapman shared this gnarly…
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    • Spring Headlines: Aroldis Chapman has surgery; Jacoby Ellsbury's MRI negative

      Baseball is back. As we get closer to the regular season, be sure to stop by The Stew each morning for your daily helping of spring storylines. AROLDIS CHAPMAN'S SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS and doctors believe the Cincinnati Reds closer could be throwing a ba…
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    • Salvador Perez feeling 'sad' about line drive that hit Aroldis Chapman in head

      Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals appeared to weep Wednesday night after smoking a line drive that hit left-hander Aroldis Chapman in the face and knocked him to the ground. It's always hard to reconcile, a 6-foot-3, 245 pound bulldozer of a man …
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  • Surgery successful, Chapman's recovery begins

    Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will undergo surgery Thursday to repair facial fractures suffered from getting struck in the face by a line drive Wednesday night. He will be out until at least May, but he is expected to return this season.
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    • Phillies' pitchers share reaction to Chapman's injury

      When the flat screens in the Phillies' Spring Training clubhouse showed Reds closer Aroldis Chapman crumple to the ground after a line drive struck his face, the room went silent. Some turned away. Others simply stared at the screen as the video played …
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    • Thinking of Chapman, Reds try to get back to normal

      The Reds' workout was completed on Thursday morning, ahead of their scheduled exhibition game against the Rangers in the afternoon -- but it still wasn't an easy day with thoughts about closer Aroldis Chapman overshadowing the team complex.
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    • Reds Closer Aroldis Chapman Hit in Face by Line Drive

      Chapman broke bones above his left eye and nose on Wednesday night, the latest frightening injury to a pitcher struck in the head by a batted ball.
    • Chapman has surgery to stabilize fracture

      Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman had surgery Thursday night to repair a broken bone above his left eye, one day after being hit in the face by a line drive during a spring training game.
    • Only a motorcycle helmet would have helped Aroldis Chapman

      A baseball cap padded with Kevlar — padded with anything — would not have prevented left-hander Aroldis Chapman from sustaining fractures to his face after he was struck with a line drive Wednesday night. Chapman is having surgery and is expected to mis…
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    • Chapman to have surgery for facial fractures

      Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will undergo surgery Thursday to repair facial fractures suffered from getting struck in the face by a line drive Wednesday night. He will be out until at least May, but he is expected to return this season.
    • Aroldis Chapman "Doing Better" After Taking 110 MPH Liner To Face

      Your browser does not support iframes. Salvador Perez was crying as he left the field, hugged by Eric Hosmer. It was a line drive off the bat of the 23-year-old Royals catcher that struck Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman flush, basically breaking his face.R…
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    • Chapman incident puts focus back on safety

      Wednesday night at Surprise Stadium, the danger on batted balls hitting pitchers was demonstrated all too clearly when Aroldis Chapman, closer for the Cincinnati Reds, was struck in the forehead by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City catcher Salvado…
    • Chapman carried off on stretcher after hit in head

      Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman was carried off the field on a stretcher and taken to an Arizona hospital after getting hit in the head with a line drive during Wednesday night's game against the Royals. Chapman never lost consciousness, but suffered fract…
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    • Reds-Royals Game Canceled After Liner Hits Aroldis Chapman In Face

      Scene as Aroldis Chapman was hit in the face by a Salvador Perez line drive. #Reds #Royals pic.twitter.com/5m6Dnf4mzS — Andrew Vigliotti (@Andrew_Vig) March 20, 2014 Read more...
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