"He was down in the bullpen getting loose and threw from the stretch and felt comfortable that way. So he just stayed with it," Reds pitching coach Bryan Price said on Tuesday.
Chapman was bouncing back from consecutive blown saves and has struggled with command in multiple outings this month. But there was no mandate from Price or the club that Chapman not use his unique windup.
"It matters that he's comfortable. And if he's comfortable solely from the stretch, that's fine," Price said. "But we haven't terminated the windup delivery if he decides to stay in the stretch. That's fine. They both work."
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