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Reds to reevaluate role for Aroldis Chapman

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will have his role with the team looked at in the offseason. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Reds will spend the offseason deciding what role Aroldis Chapman will have with the team next season.

"We haven't made a decision on Chapman as a starter or as a reliever," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said, according "We're talking about it. It depends on if we re-sign [Jonathan] Broxton and [Ryan] Madson. Or if we get another closer."
Chapman spent last season as the Reds' closer going 5-5 with a 1.51 ERA and tying for third in the National League with 38 saves in 43 attempts. He set the franchise single-season record 27 consecutive saves and struck out 122 batters while only walking 23.