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Joe Girardi Comments on Roles of Aroldis Chapman, Alex Rodriguez and More

class="ui-droppable">In a little over a month, pitchers and catchers will report to Tampa, Florida, for the New York Yankees' spring training. Manager Joe Girardi is already figuring out how he'll shuffle around the pitching staff and starting lineup.

Despite the fact Aroldis Chapman posted sub-2.00 earned run averages in 2014 and 2015, his arrival all but blocked Dellin Betances' path to the closer role. Girardi confirmed Monday that Chapman will have first crack at ninth-inning duties, per the team's Twitter account:    

The move makes a lot of sense. Chapman was the Cincinnati Reds' closer for the last four years, while Betances finished 28 games in 152 appearances in the majors. Just as Chapman could struggle ...

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