• Reds announce Chapman to return to closer's role

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Mar 22, 2013
    The Reds set their rotation on Friday and Chapman isn't included. Aroldis Chapman will return to the closer's role for the Reds while Mike Leake will again be the rotation's fifth starter. "And putting Chapman back to the closer role with Jonathan Broxton who might close some games gives us a very strong bullpen. The organization gave considerable thought to moving Chapman into the rotation since the offseason, but ultimately decided not to make a change. Johnny Cueto will start the opener, followed by Mat Latos, Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey and Mike Leake, who had been competing with Chapman for the final spot. The hard-throwing lefty became the closer on May 20 and later converted a team-record 27 consecutive saves. "Like last year, it was a tough decision, but I think we felt what gave us the best opportunity as an organization to win this year would be to leave the rotation as is," Jocketty said.
    • Chapman stays as closer; Cueto gets opener

      GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds say closer Aroldis Chapman will remain in that role.
      Source: CNNSI.com

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