Aroldis Chapman pitched three perfect innings in the Reds' 8-5 loss to the Giants on Tuesday.
Chapman allowed one hit, walked one, and struck out one. Reds manager Bryan Price said in January that he would like to get more than 60 innings out of Chapman in 2014 -- a feat he has accomplished in each of the last two seasons -- which could mean some multi-inning appearances. Tuesday's outing seems indicative of that plan. Chapman is already a top-tier closer, for fantasy purposes and otherwise, so getting him close to or above 70 innings is just icing on the cake.
Indians manager Terry Francona on Tuesday named Justin Masterson his Opening Day starter.
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It was a mere formality. Masterson, who will making his third straight Opening Day start, will get the ball on March 31 in Oakland. The 28-year-old is coming off a fine season in which he posted a 3.45 ERA with 195 strikeouts over 193 innings.
Mark Trumbo went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts as the D'Backs lost to the Indians 7-1 on Tuesday.
The D'Backs traded for Trumbo because he hit 34 home runs and drove in 100 runs last season and can reasonably be expected to do so going forward. However, he will have days like Tuesday, when he strikes out multiple times and fails to get on base. The D'Backs will live with it.