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Baker: no decision on Chapman's role

Posted on: December 6, 2010 2:31 pm
Edited on: December 6, 2010 6:25 pm
Dusty Baker was asked a lot about Aroldis Chapman -- imagine that -- during his media session.

Much of this offseason there's been talk about whether the Reds would use Chapman as a starter or reliever. There's not much movement on that.

"I don't know," Baker said. "It's what, Dec. 6?"

Chances are the Reds will have him try to win a rotation spot and if that doesn't work, they'll have a left-hander throwing 105 mph out of the bullpen again.

"I tell all my guys to take some time off," Baker said. "I just want them to stay in shape, to run. … He's never had an offseason before, [in Cuba] they play all-year round."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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