Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning in the Arizona Fall League this afternoon:
Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman made his first appearance in an Arizona Fall League game on Monday, pitching one scoreless inning of relief.
Chapman, who was pitching for the Phoenix Desert Dogs against Salt River, did not allow a hit while walking one batter and striking out one. He threw 16 pitches, with eight strikes.
The Reds have Chapman transitioning to become a starter next season. The plan is to gradually build his innings and prepare him to play winter ball in Puerto Rico later in the offseason.
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