Chapman could pitch in 4-6 weeks

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman had surgery Thursday night to repair a broken bone above his left eye, one day after being hit in the face by a line drive during a spring training game.

The team said Chapman had a titanium plate inserted to stabilize the fracture. The 2½-hour procedure was performed by Dr. Ed Joganic at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. The left-hander, whose fastball has been clocked at 105 mph, is expected to remain hospitalized for another day or so.

Team doctor Timothy Kremchek said Chapman, who was no other injuries, could begin working out and throwing in 10 to 14 days and could pitch in game conditions in four to six weeks.

The doctor called Chapman "a very lucky guy."

Chapman posted a picture of his head Friday on Instagram:

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