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08:17 AM ET 05.17 | The Reds are hoping usually flame-throwing Aroldis Chapman's recent inability to throw strikes is a physical thing. The club placed him on the 15-day disabled list Monday and recalled right-hander Jordan Smith from Triple-A Louisville. Chapman won't throw off the mound for a week or so. Chapman was shut down for four days earlier in the season. "It's like we did last time," trainer Paul Lessard said. "We'll treat him to get a calmed down so he has a pain-free range of motion before we start cranking. After a couple of days, it should be calmed down." Chapman did not have an MRI. "It was symptomatic like it was the last time," Lessard said. Reds manager Dusty Baker thinks Chapman will return when the two weeks are up. ... Chapman says he's been dealing with the problem for some time.

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May 17, 2011  08:23 AM ET

thats what happens when your 30 years old and throw 100 mph

May 17, 2011  08:31 AM ET
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thats what happens when your 30 years old and throw 100 mph

he's only about 23

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May 17, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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lol...That's funny...He's from south america (cuba) and says he's only 23...dude is probably closer to 30 like poster1 said

so that makes Pujols 40.....u are funny

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May 17, 2011  12:21 PM ET
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Lets see....He throws 105 MPH and the reporters and fans are in awe.He then throws 85 mph and the reporters and fans are concernThen he goes back to throwing 100+ mph and now he is on the DLSee what happens when we push pitchers to throw really hard

Are you proposing a MLB speed limit?

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May 17, 2011  01:34 PM ET

Strasburg anyone?

May 17, 2011  02:38 PM ET

the question is ... do I take up a roster spot and keep him on my fant. team and just pop him on the DL for a couple weeks every now and then?
Is he worth it?

May 17, 2011  02:42 PM ET
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he's only about 23

im sure his birth certificate is real legit...

May 17, 2011  03:13 PM ET
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im sure his birth certificate is real legit...

well if you ever see him in person you can tell he still a kid and not 30

May 17, 2011  04:29 PM ET
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Dusty strikes again. Still feel like throwing 105 MPH?

Wow. Some people are just stupid.

May 17, 2011  05:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

well if you ever see him in person you can tell he still a kid and not 30

your quite defensive of this "kid"

May 17, 2011  05:05 PM ET
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well if you ever see him in person you can tell he still a kid and not 30

Are you one of those Carnies that can guess people's height or weight?
Guess what I'm thinking...

May 17, 2011  09:12 PM ET
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lol...That's funny...He's from south america (cuba) and says he's only 23...dude is probably closer to 30 like poster1 said

Since when is Cuba apart of South America?

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May 18, 2011  03:06 AM ET

All ball players should be juicing anyways, I want the long ball, harder throwing pitchers.... not my life, I'm just a fan of the game!!

May 18, 2011  09:45 AM ET
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Since when is Cuba apart of South America?

When Miami became a part of Central America, hah hah.

 
May 18, 2011  09:46 AM ET
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All ball players should be juicing anyways, I want the long ball, harder throwing pitchers.... not my life, I'm just a fan of the game!!

Is that you, Roidger, LOL?!

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