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Chapman headed back to closer role

Goodyear, AZ (Sports Network) - The Cincinnati Reds have decided to send Aroldis Chapman back to the bullpen.

Chapman had been preparing this spring as a potential option in the Reds' starting rotation, but will instead resume the closer's role.

The lefty fireballer was 5-5 with a 1.51 ERA and 38 saves in 43 opportunities as the closer last season.

03/23 12:12:01 ET

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