Left-hander Aroldis Chapman will not pitch in Winter Ball after all.

"We've decided against sending him to Puerto Rico," general manager Walt Jocketty said. "He's on a strength-and-conditioning program in Arizona. He'll go to Florida after that and continue to work out."

Chapman made two appearances in the Arizona Fall League. He was scheduled to start Oct. 31, but he scratched with shoulder stiffness.

The plan was to go to Puerto Rico to pitch in winter ball after the Oct. 31 start with hopes of building up to five innings as part of Chapman's transition back to starting.