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"I don't know if I really had expectations," Jocketty said. "The thing we had to do was find out more about him, and we've been able to do that -- where he is competition-wise, how he's able to adapt. He's adapted well. He's still got a lot of things he's trying to learn and get comfortable with.
"Baseball-wise, he's progressed really well. It's just a question of what's going to be the best thing going forward long-term."
With Chapman out of the competition, the final rotation spot will go to either left-hander Travis Wood or right-hander Mike Leake, neither of whom has pitched in the majors. Wood has more experience in the minors, making him the front-runner. Both will pitch in split-squad games on Wednesday, and the Reds plan to announced their decision a day later.
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