Reds manager Dusty Baker said today that Cuban left-hander Aroldis Chapman may have been preoccupied with some family issues last season.

Chapman is pitching today's first game here in Goodyear today (4:05 p.m. vs. SD). Today's pre-game media session began with a question about when the Reds might decide if Chapman will start or relieve, for the near term.

"Pretty soon," Baker said. "A lot of it depends on Billy Bray's health, too. Billy's still on the shelf. A lot of it depends on the health of the rest of the starting pitching too. It'll work itself out. Everybody wants this definitive answer, and I can't give it to you. There's too much that can happen between now and the start of the season."