• Injured pitchers Johnny Cueto (right lat muscle) and Sean Marshall (left shoulder) continued their throwing programs on Friday. Both long tossed at 90 feet without issues.
• On the field before batting practice Friday, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman played catch with Cincinnati Ballet principle dancer Cervilio Miguel Amador. Amador, a fellow Cuban, was occasionally mixing in pirouettes with his throws to Chapman. Sunday is Cincinnati Ballet Day at Great American Ball Park and Amador is slated to throw a ceremonial first pitch.
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