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Aroldis Chapman: Starting Assignment on Tap?

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Update: Reds GM Walt Jocketty said Wednesday that Chapman was told to prepare as a starter, but there's still a chance he starts the season in the bullpen, Jim Bowden of ESPN.com reports.

Recommendation: A move to the rotation appears likely for Chapman, but the Reds do plan to limit his innings, and starting the season in the bullpen is one way to ensure they don't exceed that limit before the end of the season. Much like the Braves did with Kris Medlen last season, Chapman could begin the year in the bullpen before eventually moving to the rotation. In theory, this would help Cincinnati avoid the possibility of Chapman not being there when more meaningful games begin.

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