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Report: Reds' Chapman heading back to bullpen

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Cincinnati Reds hard-throwing left-hander Aroldis Chapman is headed back to the bullpen,

according to a Cincinnati Enquirer report.

Reds GM Walt Jocketty told reporters Thursday that no decision has been made on Chapman's role for 2013.

Chapman, 25, had been starting this spring, but has struggled with his command. Though he

started 16 times in the minors, he's been a reliever exclusively since coming to the majors.

As the team's closer last season, Chapman saved 38 games. He posted a 1.51 ERA and struck

out 122 batters in 71 2/3 innings. Jonathan Broxton, who signed as a free agent this winter,

will likely shift to a setup role.

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