Aroldis Chapman threw live batting practice today for the third time in the past week and reported no problems, so it looks like the Reds left-hander is ready for a minor-league rehab assignment, possibly as soon as Thursday.

Chapman is working his way back from suffering facial fractures following a line drive to the face on March 19.

Chapman indicated that he’ll probably need 4-5 rehab games before coming off the disabled list, which would put his potential return timetable somewhere around mid-May.

Source: NBC Sports Hardball Talk (Aaron Gleeman)