Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman seeking U.S. citizenship

Aroldis Chapman has earned fame and fortune in

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the U.S. since defecting from Cuba in 2009.Now he wants to get something else — his U.S. citizenship. MORE: 2016 breakout stars | Chapman suspended 30 games under domestic violence policyThe New York Post reports that the new Yankees closer began the process of becoming a U.S. citizen last year. “I am in the process right now,’’ Chapman told The Post Friday.Chapman, of course, defected from the Cuban national baseball team during a 2009 tournament in Europe, and petitioned to become a free agent. After four All-Star seasons with the Reds, he joined the Yankees in a trade during the offseason.Chapman, who will begin the season with a 30-day suspension for his role in a domestic violence incident in Florida last October, is clearly looking forward to becoming a citizen. He told The Post he doesn't have a timetable, but "eventually, I will get a call."“Eventually, when I become a citizen, if it happens, it’s going to be something great,’’ Chapman said. “It’s a nice opportunity for me to become a U.S. citizen.’’