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SS Zack Cozart is an everyday player because of his glove, not that the Reds wouldn't prefer him to contribute more consistently on offense. "He's our shortstop; he doesn't have to be a middle of the order run-producer," manager Bryan Price said. "He can't get better sitting on the bench." Cozart began the season 1-for-29, but doubled in the third inning Saturday.

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LHP Aroldis Chapman (facial fractures) played catch on Thursday and Friday. He'll take the next step on Monday when he plans to throw a bullpen session. Chapman was hurt when struck by a comebacker March 19, and he had a plate surgically inserted in his skull March 20. He went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21.

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MLB Team Report - Cincinnati Reds - INSIDE PITCH CINCINNATI -- Mat Latos' frustrating year became even more so on Friday when the right-handed starter experienced tenderness in his right elbow during a bullpen session. Friday's session was intended to be a precursor to Latos' next rehab start. Instead, he'll be shut down for an undetermined number of days before he throws again. It was just the latest setback for Latos, who was scratched from his rehab start on Wednesday due to inflammation in his elbow.

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LHP Aroldis Chapman (facial fractures) played catch on Thursday and Friday. He'll take the next step on Monday when he plans to throw a bullpen session. Chapman was hurt when struck by a comebacker March 19, and he had a plate surgically inserted in his skull March 20. He went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21.

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RHP Mike Leake was nothing short of masterful Wednesday, authoring a four-hitter over eight innings of the team's 4-0 win in St. Louis. It was a reversal of fortune for Leake, who entered the game 2-4 with a 5.96 ERA in his career against the Cardinals. But his sinker produced 17 groundball outs and he cruised through a good offense on just 100 pitches.

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MLB Team Report - Cincinnati Reds - INSIDE PITCH NEW YORK -- The Cincinnati Reds began spring training with 188 saves worth of closing experience at the back end of their bullpen in Aroldis Chapman and Jonathan Broxton.

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LHP Aroldis Chapman, who is on the 15-day disabled list after being struck on the forehead by a line drive on March 19, will be examined by a doctor Wednesday. "I feel almost normal and have no pain," Chapman said. "After watching what happened to me, I'm thankful what could've happened didn't happen." On March 20, Chapman had a titanium plate inserted into his skull to stabilize fractures above his left eye, and he his recovery time is estimated to be six to eight weeks. In the meantime, Reds manager Bryan Price will use closers according to the best matchups.

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MLB Team Report - Cincinnati Reds - INSIDE PITCH CINCINNATI -- After watching his team endure an injury-riddled spring training, Bryan Price made his debut as the Cincinnati Reds' manager Monday afternoon in a 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals before 43,134 fans at Great American Ball Park. The pomp and circumstance surrounding Opening Day in Cincinnati certainly wasn't new for Price, who served as the club's pitching coach for the past four seasons before replacing as skipper Dusty Baker last October.

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LHP Aroldis Chapman (facial fractures) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21, and he might be able to return in May. He was hurt when struck by a comebacker March 19, and he had a plate surgically inserted in his skull March 20. RHP Brett Marshall (strained tendon in right middle finger) went on the 60-day disabled list March 30. He was injured late in spring training.

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MLB Team Report - Cincinnati Reds - INSIDE PITCH GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- In one way, it was a very good spring training for Cincinnati Reds. Billy Hamilton, the 23-year-old center fielder the Reds are counting on so much, was very good. "He was terrific," Reds manager Bryan Price said.
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