CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds are giving closer Aroldis Chapman a few days off to rest his tired pitching shoulder.
The left-hander struggled with his control and only hit 96 mph on the radar gun Monday night during a 14-inning, 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. Chapman had to be taken out during the middle of an inning for the first time this season.
Manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that it's part of Chapman learning how to be a full-time closer. He moved into the role this season for the first time in his career and has made 64 appearances, converting 35 of 40 save chances.
Chapman said his shoulder started feeling tired a few days ago. He blew a save on Friday night, ending his club-record streak of 27 straight saves.
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