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Aroldis Chapman in process of becoming American

Days after receiving a 30-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has said he is seeking United States citizenship, according to a report.

"I am in the process right now," Chapman told The New York Post on Friday.

Chapman said he started the process last year but has yet to know when it will be completed.

"Eventually, when I become a citizen, if it happens, it's going to be something great," Chapman told the Post. "It's a nice opportunity for me to become a U.S. citizen."

Chapman issued a partial apology Wednesday for his role in an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend on Oct. 30.

The Cuban-born lefty maintains he never hurt his girlfriend but said he apologized for using "bad judgment" for going out to a detached garage on his property in Davie, Florida, and firing eight shots from a handgun.

Broward County prosecutors declined to press charges in the incident, citing inconsistent witness testimony and insufficient evidence.