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Breaking: Jonathan Papelbon traded to Nationals

July 29th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Breaking: Jonathan Papelbon traded to Nationals | Filed in Baseball, MLB, Phillies

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According to multiple reports, Jonathan Papelbon has been traded to the Washington Nationals. The news was first reported by Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post.

Papelbon’s option for 2016 has been picked up by the Nationals, however, the deal has been restructured according to Ken Rosenthal of MLB.com.

There is no denying that Papelbon was arguably the best Phillies closer in history, and his numbers back that up. Papelbon converted 123 out of 138 save chances with the Phillies and leaves the team with a 2.31 ERA, 1.022 WHIP, and 9.5 K/9 IP as a Phillie. With Papelbon gone, it is expected that Ken Giles will take over the role as closer.

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