Aroldis Chapman returns from “achy” shoulder

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Aroldis Chapman gave the Reds a big scare when he walked all four batters he faced Sunday and then was unavailable for several days with an “achy” left shoulder, but the flame-throwing closer was back in action Thursday night.

Chapman threw a scoreless eighth inning in a blowout loss to the Braves, striking out two of the three batters he faced.

Reds manager Bryan Price told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com that he’s confident enough in Chapman now being healthy again that they could use him next as soon as today.

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