Aroldis Chapman, the Reds' left-handed closer struck in the face by a batted ball Wednesday night, had surgery Thursday at a Phoenix hospital to have a small titanium plate inserted over his left eye, where the bone was fractured.
Rob Butcher, the Reds' director of media relations, said in a press release that Chapman is "expected to remain in the hospital a day or so."
The two-and-a-half hour surgery was performed by cranial facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ed Joganic at Banner Good Samarian Hospital in Phoenix.
Aroldis Chapman is having surgery Thursday to insert a plate and screws above his left eye after being struck in the head by a batted ball Wednesday night, according to Rob Butcher, the Reds' director of media relations.
Chapman, the Reds' left-handed closer, was injured in a game with the Kansas City Royals, when he was struck above the left eye by a Salvador Pena line drive. Chapman had fractures above his left eye and nose.
Team physician Timothy Kremchek said Chapman suffered a mild concussion but his vision was not affected.