Jonathan Papelbon 58 | Pitcher

Philadelphia Phillies

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July 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Papelbon said that if he can control it, he will block a trade to a team that does not plan to use him as a closer, CSN Philly reports. Impact: Papelbon has a 17-team no-trade clause, but has said previously he would waive that to go close for a contending team. The Phillies lost a potential trade partner when Huston Street was dealt to the Angels on Friday.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 10, 2014
News: Papelbon's status for Thursday is uncertain, as he has pitched each of the last three days. Impact: Papelbon recorded saves in each of the first three games of the Brewers series, and while he needed just 27 pitches to record nine outs, manager Ryne Sandberg may opt to rest the 33-year-old Thursday. If so, Jake Diekman and Ken Giles are the top choices to take a save opportunity should one present itself.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 10, 2014
News: Papelbon said he would welcome a trade to a contending team, the Phillies' official site reports. Impact: Papelbon shook his head no when asked if his no-trade clause would be an obstacle for the Phillies in trade discussions. The bigger issue will be his contract. Papelbon is owed about $19.5 million through the end of next season. He also has a $13 million option for 2016 that vests if he finishes 55 games in 2015 or 100 games in 2014-15 and is not on the disabled list with an elbow or shoulder injury at the end of 2015.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 9, 2014
News: Papelbon threw a perfect ninth for his 22nd save of the year Wednesday versus the Brewers. Impact: Papelbon had one strikeout and needed only nine pitches (eight for strikes) to finish off the Brewers. The veteran closer's 7.93 K/9 is the lowest of his career, but he is still sporting a 1.24 ERA with 22 saves for the last place Phillies. Papelbon's name will be popular in the weeks leading up to the July 31 trade deadline.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 9, 2014
News: Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to secure his 21st save of the year in the Phillies' 9-7 win over the Brewers. Impact: Papelbon continues to build on an impressive 2014 campaign, as he is now 21-for-23 in save chances while boasting an excellent 1.27 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 31:9 K:BB ratio in 35.1 innings pitched.(RotoWire, )
Jonathan Papelbon
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 215  Age: 33
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 11/23/1980, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
College: Mississippi State
Debut: 2005
Salary: $13,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury