"He'll pitch a couple times for Louisville and then meet us back here when we come off the road," Price said.
The Reds have off days Monday and Thursday sandwiched around a two-game Interleague set at Boston. Chapman is scheduled to start and pitch one inning Tuesday night for Triple-A Louisville against Norfolk, then pitch one inning of relief for the Bats during Wednesday's day game.
Chapman pitched Thursday and Saturday for Class A Dayton, his first game action since March 19. On that day, he was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City's Salvador Perez. Surgery was required to repair fractures near his nose and left eye. A 3-inch plate and 12 screws were inserted to stabilize the bones around his left eyes, and staples in his scalp were removed April 2.
The 26-year-old left-hander saved 38 games for Cincinnati in both 2012 and 2013, being named to the National League All-Star team both years.
Andy Call is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.