Monday, July 29, 2013

Photo: Aroldis Chapman enjoys cigar before Padres game

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman hasn't seen much action since the All-Star Break. In fact, the southpaw had appeared in just one of Cincinnati's eight games since the break entering Monday's game in San Diego.

Seen here is the Cuban native smoking a cigar before Monday's series opener against the Padres at PETCO Park. As you can see, he appears to be enjoying his music and stogie very much, and it has nothing to do with being stressed or overworked lately. 

However, the same probably can't be said for Reds fans, who haven't taken Chapman's low usage lightly. The talented hurler has thrown just 7.2 innings in July and part of the reason is because he has only received four save chances this month (all of which he has saved). 

This image of Chapman kicking back and relaxing probably won't help ease their worries, either.

Here is another shot of the enigmatic closer caught in the act just for good measure.

Update: Chapman saw action in Monday's game by entering in the bottom of the ninth inning. It didn't end well, though, as he allowed a walk-off two-run home run to send the Reds to their fourth straight defeat.

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