Chapman's fastball reaching 103 mph

Updated: May 29, 2010, 1:45 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman is learning the important things in the minor leagues -- how to control his pitches and how to order a meal in English.

The better he gets, the closer he gets to the big leagues.

The left-hander has reached 103 mph with his fastball while pitching for Triple-A Louisville, the place that the Cincinnati Reds felt was the most suitable to begin his season of adjustments. The 22-year-old had a lot to learn when he signed a six-year, $30.25 million ...

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