Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Papelbon's Decision On Landing Spot Made In 24 Hours

(FenwayNation Photo)
According to multiple reports, Jonathan Papelbon will make a decision on which team to join within the next 24 hours. Reportedly, the former Boston closer is drawing interest from multiple contending teams—and it's assumed (although not confirmed) that the Red Sox are among them. After the Nationals acquired another former Red Sox reliever (Mark Melancon), they released Papelbon over the weekend. The mercurial 35-year old Papelbon converted 19 of 22 saves this year, but his performance was sliding in recent weeks. Neither the Bud Light people nor their Anheuser-Busch corporate parents could be reached for comment. Stay tuned!