Re: Chapman pulled from Game Today with Stiff Back
I will preface this with I assume he is fine and this is a rather normal issue. I personally feel like the best place for him to adjust to the US is in the minors for a few months, let Fossas go with him and give him time to feel normal here.
Rushing him to the bigs is just a bad idea no matter how much we paid him, how mature he seems, how much better his control is etc. I want this guy to be a Red for a long time. And we have plenty of decent options for a 5th starter.
I think Lehr would do a fine job. It's his time and could make him some nice trade bait when Chapman is ready and/or Volquez for that matter.