Chapman, Broxton likely unavailable Tuesday

Chapman, Broxton likely unavailable Tuesday

ST. LOUIS -- Entering Tuesday's game vs. the Cardinals, the Reds were prepared to be without both Aroldis Chapman and Jonathan Broxton at the back end of it.

Both relievers worked the previous two days, but Chapman -- who earned the saves on Sunday and Monday -- is also one of several Reds bothered by severe allergies.

"Chapman looked [terrible]. I don't think he's available tonight," manager Dusty Baker said. "I don't know if Broxton is available tonight. We may have to close with somebody else. [Broxton has] gone two days in a row, and he threw 30 pitches the day before. I was little apprehensive about using him last night. It's not the innings sometimes, but the workload of that inning."

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