Apparently the Reds liked what they saw with Aroldis Chapman in the minors, because instead of optioning him to the minors following his rehab stint, the team activated the flame-throwing left-hander from the disabled list and optioned right-hander Jeremy Horst to Triple-A Louisville.
Chapman had been on the DL since May 16 with left shoulder inflammation. In nine outings, Chapman was 1-2 with an 8.31 ERA at Double-A Carolina and Triple-A Louisville. Chapman threw a scoreless inning for Louisville on Tuesday, striking out a batter. It was Chapman's second scoreless outing in a row.
Chapman was 2-0 with a 6.92 ERA in 16 appearances for the Reds this season and didn't allow a run in his first 12 appearances. He then gave up two runs -- walking three and allowing a hit -- on April 30 against the Marlins and struggled in his next three outings before going not he disabled list. He walked four batters and was charged with four runs -- without giving up a hit -- in his last big-league outing, May 15 against St. Louis.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.