Jonathan Papelbon RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Chances of Jonathan Papelbon signing ‘non-existent’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Despite the flurry of conjecture surmising where Jonathan Papelbon might land after he was granted his release by the Washington Nationals on Aug. 13, it appears all the speculation was much ado about nothing. WEEI’s Rob Bradford reports the Boston Red Sox won't take a flier on their former..." August 31

  • Jonathan Papelbon Reunion With Red Sox Increasingly Unlikely

    WEEI Boston "The Jonathan Papelbon Watch has lingered for most of August, and figures to continue to do so until the end of the month. But with Papelbon still not choosing to sign with a team since his release from the Nationals Aug. 13, time is becoming a major factor when it comes to the idea of the..." August 30

  • Jonathan Papelbon looking unlikely to sign with Red Sox

    Boston Herald "Jonathan Papelbon is probably not going to be walking out of the Red Sox bullpen and onto the Fenway Park mound anytime soon. With each passing day that Papelbon remains a free agent, the Red Sox believe that a reunion in Boston is less and less likely to occur this season. Papelbon made..." August 21

  • Ortiz: Red Sox would welcome Papelbon with 'open arms'

    ESPN "Take it from none other than David Ortiz: Jonathan Papelbon would fit in just fine with the Boston Red Sox. "I don't know what happened there at the Nationals, but he was a great guy and we would welcome him back with open arms," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes before the Red Sox faced the Baltimore..." August 18

  • Papelbon to Make Decision in Next 24 Hours

    WEEI Boston "According to a source with knowledge of his thinking, former Red Sox reliever Jonathan Papelbon will make a decision on where to play in the next 24 hours and is drawing “strong interest” from across the league, colleague Rob Bradford reports. It should come as no surprise that multiple teams..." August 16

  • Jonathan Papelbon played pro-Donald Trump song in clubhouse

    Larry Brown Sports "We already knew that Jonathan Papelbon was an opinionated and outspoken ballplayer not unlike his former Boston Red Sox teammate Curt Schilling. What we didn’t realize was that his attitude spilled over to sharing his tastes with his teammates and the press. According to a story from The..." August 16

  • Papelbon interested in Red Sox reunion

    WEEI Boston "Bring back Pap? The Nationals on Saturday afternoon released former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon, making him a free agent. Papelbon, 35, is 2-4 with a 4.37 ERA. He recently lost his job as National closer following the acquisition of another former Red Sox hurler, All-Star Mark Melancon,..." August 13

  • The Nationals have officially released Jonathan Papelbon

    Yahoo! Sports "The rocky relationship between Jonathan Papelbon and the Washington Nationals came to an end on Saturday. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the longtime closer had asked for his release following Friday’s loss to the Atlanta Braves. That request was officially granted on Saturday as the..." August 13

  • Jonathan Papelbon seeking release, per source

    MLB Trade Rumors "Former Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon has asked to be released, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports (all Twitter links). The Nats are considering honoring that request and are considering the best way to orchestrate Papelbon’s exit from the team. If a move does happen, one would think it might..." August 13

  • Nationals left to decide what to do with Papelbon now

    Masn "Jonathan Papelbon has blown more than a few saves in his career. Forty-nine of them, to be precise. So when it happens, he refuses to convey any sense of fear. “My confidence in this game has never fluctuated, and it never will,” the 35-year-old closer said tonight. “I think that’s something..." July 27

  • Jonathan Papelbon ‘felt good’ in rehab outing, believes he is nearing return

    Washington Post "Jonathan Papelbon was back in the Washington Nationals’ dugout before the end of Monday night’s win over the Mets. He spent the earlier part of his evening in the Potomac Nationals’ dugout, then on the mound in Woodbridge, where he threw 10 pitches over one scoreless inning in the first rehab..." June 28

  • Nationals Place Jonathan Papelbon On Disabled List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals have placed right-hander Jonathan Papelbon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to yesterday, with a strained right intercostal muscle, per a team announcement. Right-hander Matt Belisle has been activated from his rehab assignment to take Papelbon’s spot on the roster...." June 14

  • Jersey from Bryce Harper-Jonathan Papelbon scuffle for sale at auction

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "You can now own a unique piece of Washington Nationals history, as the jersey Bryce Harper wore during his dugout fight with Jonathan Papelbon last September is now up for auction. Harper even signed it. The game-worn, dirt-stained uniform is now available to the highest bidder through..." May 21

  • Bryce Harper misplayed a ball, and Papelbon seemed displeased

    CBS Sports "The Nationals on Thursday fell to the Phillies at home by a score of 3-0 (box score) and as such were swept by the presumed non-contenders. This particular contest was still in doubt in the late innings. In fact, Nats manager Dusty Baker summoned closer Jonathan Papelbon in the road half of the..." April 29

  • Papelbon strikes fear in reporter after name mishap

    The Score "Washington Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon is one of the most intimidating players in the majors, and MASN reporter Dan Kolko, for a few brief seconds Wednesday, thought he may be choked out like Bryce Harper was by the veteran last season. Kolko began his postgame interview by thanking a..." April 21

  • Papelbon after Nats' loss: 'We won the (bleeping) series, man'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save of the 2016 season on Sunday as the Nationals fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 in 10 innings. CSN Philly caught up with the Nats' closer afterwards and he gave them a pretty awesome quote on the loss. “We’re in first place and we won the (bleeping)..." April 18

  • Mostly cheers but some boos for Papelbon at Nats' home opener

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, the Nationals lost their home opener to the Marlins by a score of 6-4. Of note from the Nats' standpoint is that outfielder/NL MVP Bryce Harper notched his 99th career home run. Speaking of Harper, you'll of course recall that toward the end of the 2015 regular season, he and..." April 08