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MLB: Reds’ Chapman has surgery

on March 21, 2014 10:40 AM

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman underwent a 2 1/2-hour operation to repair a broken bone above his left eye but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a line drive in a spring training game.

The team said Chapman, a left-hander, could begin throwing off a mound in six to eight weeks, a timetable that could get him back in games in late May.

• SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs included a pair of big names in a minor league trade. The Angels dealt first baseman Matt Scioscia, the son of manager Mike Scioscia, to the Cubs for outfielder Trevor Gretzky, the son of hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky.

• VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will be out four to six months because of stress fractures in both legs.

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