PHOENIX (AP) -- Aroldis Chapman is looking more and more like a savvy pitcher and not just a hard thrower. It could earn him a spot in Cincinnati's starting rotation.
The Cuban left-hander didn't walk a batter in his second straight start covering 10 innings and pitched five solid innings Thursday as the Reds defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 9-3.
Chapman scattered seven hits and struck out six, throwing 89 pitches. He also hit a run-scoring double in the fourth inning.
"I think I can be in the rotation," Chapman said through a translator. "I don't know, that's not my decision. We have to wait until the end of camp."
That also was the word from Reds manager Dusty Baker.
"We haven't decided yet who will be in the starting rotation. We'll let you know. Quit asking, please," Baker said. "Honestly, we have not decided yet. There's more people involved here than just Chapman."
Chapman gave up his runs in the fourth inning, and escaped further trouble by leaving the bases loaded.