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Aroldis Chapman to stay closer

Updated: March 22, 2013, 7:05 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Left-hander Aroldis Chapman will be bringing his 100 mph fastball out of the bullpen again this season.

The Cincinnati Reds decided to keep Chapman as their closer on Friday instead of moving him into the starting rotation, a move that pleased the Cuban pitcher. He was a vital part of the Reds' drive to the NL Central title last year, saving 38 games.

General manager Walt Jocketty signed Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, $21 million deal after last season, ...

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