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05/23/10 1:48 PM ET
Chapman's start pushed back due to blister
CLEVELAND -- A blister appears to have pushed back Reds prospect Aroldis Chapman's next start for Triple-A Louisville. Chapman was slated to start on Monday vs. Scranton/Wilkes Barre, but that turn will be taken instead by right-hander Ben Jukich. Against Lehigh Valley on Wednesday, the 22-year-old Chapman pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings with three hits and three walks allowed. He struck out seven and earned a 4-2 victory but had to leave with two outs in the sixth when a blister developed on his left middle finger. In eight starts for Louisville, Chapman is 4-2 with a 3.98 ERA. The Cuban pitcher, who was signed to a six-year, $30.25 million contract in January, has 48 strikeouts and 24 walks in 40 2/3 innings. It was not known when Chapman would make his next start.
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