Chapman Prefers Closing Over Starting - RealGM Wiretap
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Chapman himself indicated that he would like to close games.
"I would like to be the closer, but that's not in my hands," Chapman said via interpreter Tomas Vera.
He prefers the rush of the ninth-inning save situations over the long-haul nature of starting.
"In the beginning when I started closing, it was something I didn't know," Chapman said. "But as I started throwing and getting into the late part of the game when the game is more exciting and has more meaning, I kind of liked it. Yeah, the adrenaline goes up and I like to be in that situation. I would like to be a closer, yeah, but there are some things that I can't control."
Indians Sign Ryan Raburn To Extension - RealGM Wiretap
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Cleveland signed Raburn to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training in January.
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