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Aroldis Chapman limps off field after covering first base

Not to be lost in the flurry of activity that took place in the final moments of Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game is a potential injury to a key player in the National League playoff picture.

Electric Cincinnati Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman entered the game to record the final two outs of the bottom of the 8th inning in the NL’s 5-3 loss to the American League.

The final out was a Kyle Seager grounder to first base. Chapman sprinted over to the base and took the toss from Freddie Freeman to record the out, but he appeared to come up limping as he did so.

The apparent injury was to his right leg.


Mark Sheldon of spoke with Chapman, who said the injury is an aggravation of the right hamstring injury that the closer has dealt with previously. Chapman did not believe the injury was serious or that it would force him to miss any action as the Reds start their second half schedule.

The way that Chapman pulled up limping made the tweak seem slightly more serious than he apparently indicated, but I suppose for now we are left to take him at his word and hope that he and his 100 mph fastball will be ready to go when the MLB schedule kicks into action once again on Friday.

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