Jonathan Papelbon RUMORS & NEWS

  • Papelbon not looking for new team due to family issue

    Sports Talk Philly "After being released by the Washington Nationals in August, former Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon never signed with another team, despite reported interest from his original team, the Boston Red Sox. It was unclear why Papelbon didn't ultimately choose to latch on with a..." December 11

  • 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