Reds activate closer Aroldis Chapman from DL
After taking a line drive to the face in spring training, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is ready for his 2014 debut.
Chapman, of course, has been sidelined since late spring training, when he was struck in the face by a line drive. He subsequently underwent surgery to treat facial fractures.
The 26-year-old lefty has been a dominant reliever throughout his three-plus seasons in the majors: 2.40 ERA, 77 saves in 90 opportunities (save percentage of 85.6) and 324 strikeouts in 198 2/3 innings.
Needless to say, Chapman figures to improve a Reds bullpen that presently ranks 14th in the NL in relief ERA.