Fans have grown accustomed to the excitement Reds closer Aroldis Chapman brings when he emerges from the bullpen to lock down a game.

On Wednesday, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty indicated that Chapman would likely remain the Reds' closer in 2014. There had been speculation again over whether Chapman could move into the rotation.

"We feel we have the depth in our rotation now that we can continue to keep him in the bullpen," Jocketty told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday. "That's probably the plan going into Spring Training. We'll have him prepare for Spring Training like he has in the past. He'll come in and pitch a lot of innings in Spring Training, so he could go either way. In all likelihood when we get to Spring Training, we'll make a decision. I would think he'll continue to be our closer."

Chapman has posted 38 saves out of 43 attempts in each of the last two seasons as closer. Last season, he was 4-5 with a 2.54 ERA in 68 games.

On Wednesday evening, new manager Bryan Price, who was previously the Reds' pitching coach the last four seasons, wasn't ready to commit exactly on Chapman's 2014 role.

"We've had some internal dialogue on that," Price said. "I don't think it's something where I feel comfortable with saying, 'This is exactly what we're going to do.' I have my opinion on it. I know that his value for us that last couple of years has been as a closer."

Last winter, Price advocated for the use of Chapman in the rotation to get more from him. Although Chapman went to Spring Training to compete for a rotation spot, he ultimately stayed as closer.