Aroldis Chapman Ready For Rehab Assignment

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)