Reds manager Bryan Price said Aroldis Chapman could throw live batting practice by the end of the teams upcoming road trip.

The news just keeps getting better and better each day, especially if you saw footage of the line drive and the circulating picture of the staples in his head. Live batting practice would be a great step for Chapman as it means that he'll be throwing more prior to his eventual activation from the disabled list. The plan is to still have him begin a rehab assignment at the beginning of May with a mid-month return.ANALYST: Howard Bender