Aroldis Chapman: Says He Wants To Be Closer Staff

Update: Chapman said Saturday that he would like to be a closer, but added that it's "not in [his] hands," John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Recommendation: The comments manager Dusty Baker made earlier in the week suggest he too would like to see Chapman in the role he was so dominant in last season, but it seems the decision on Chapman will be made by GM Walt Jocketty. The Reds talked about stretching Chapman into a starter all offseason, and while it would be a bit surprising to see them change their minds, they did leave open the possibility he could begin the year in the bullpen.