Jonathan Papelbon RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Jonathan Papelbon apologizes for dugout incident with Bryce Harper

    ESPN "Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon apologized Friday for last season's dugout incident when he choked star outfielder Bryce Harper. "Me and Bryce, we're good," Papelbon said. "I've apologized to him. I've apologized to my teammates. I want to apologize to the fans and the coaches and everyone..." February 20

  • Nats believe Harper-Papelbon feud no longer an issue

    The Score "The last time Washington Nationals teammates Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper shared the dugout, they were involved in a heated exchange that resulted in the closer choking the reigning National League MVP. Fast forward four months and other Washington players don't believe any animosity has..." January 30

  • Nationals GM expects to keep Papelbon

    The Score "While not ruling out a trade of Jonathan Papelbon, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says he expects the right-hander to be ''one of our late-inning relievers'' in 2016. Rizzo spoke to reporters on a conference call Saturday, a day after trading former closer Drew Storen to the Toronto Blue..." January 09