While the question has been posed to Reds manager Bryan Price and general manager Walt Jocketty many times, there’s no questions for Aroldis Chapman about his role. He is a the Reds’ closer and it’s not even a discussion, he told The Enquirer at Redsfest.

“Aside from that, I’m tired of every year the same thing about me either starting or closing,” Chapman told The Enquirer in Spanish, without an interpreter. “What I have in mind is closing games and that’s it.”

In each of the last two spring trainings, Chapman has entered camp as a starter, only to be moved to the bullpen. Last offseason, Price, then the pitching coach, publicly supported the idea of making Chapman a starter, only to be vetoed by manager Dusty Baker. With Price taking over after this season, the question has come up again.

That question has been brought up repeatedly since Price took over the job in October, and again on Saturday, Price said no definite decision has been made on Chapman’s role. However, he has spoken of how he would use Chapman out of the bullpen, at least indicating a direction the Reds are looking at for 2014.

Price openly admits he was for Chapman moving to the starting rotation last spring, only to see that plan change.

“I like what Aroldis has done for our club, I think he has settled into a role and I believe there are certain aspects as to who he is as a pitcher that after another year in the bullpen seem to suggest that he’s best suited for the bullpen,” Price said. “I know that the discussion is going to go on. I think organizationally, until we can go front-and-center and say, ‘this is what we’re going to do,’ there’s going to be that little bit of question mark. I prefer the question mark to go away, myself.”

So too would Chapman. At least being asked the question. He said he feels it’s no longer a question that needs to be asked.

“I am preparing myself as every offseason, getting myself ready to close,” Chapman said. “Starting hasn’t even crossed my mind and I’m not going to do it either.”

Chapman said nobody’s talked to him about starting and he doesn’t see it as a transition he can make.

“I don’t want to — and it’s difficult that I’d do it,” Chapman said.