Aroldis Chapman is going to start. Via Fay:
“We’re finalizing plans right now,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. “He’ll gradually build up his innings. He’ll pitch two or three innings to start. Eventually, we’ll get him up to five innings.”
Chapman will spend about a month in Winter Ball.
“That will give him time to rest before spring training,” Jocketty said.
This is fantastic news. I don’t know how many innings he’ll get next year, but my guess is somewhere around 150.
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