Aroldis Chapman threw some pitches on flat ground Monday and is now headed to the bullpen for a session.

Chapman's progress has been outstanding thus far and from strictly a baseball fan standpoint, it will be great to see him throw off a mound for the first time since being hit in the head with a line drive on March 19. He'll probably need a few bullpen session and then from there a few outings facing live hitters, but he is probably just a few weeks away from returning to the Reds. ANALYST: Howard Bender Mobile App