Jonathan Papelbon

#58 RP / Washington Nationals / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 227 lb Age: 35 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Jonathan Papelbon done for season due to suspensions

      Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon has dropped his appeal of a three-game suspension from the MLB. He also has been suspended four games by the Nationals for his role in a dugout scuffle Sunday with Bryce Harper, effectively ending his 2015 season. Papelbon will finish the 2015 season having converted 24 saves between the Nationals and Phillies. He also compiled a 2.13 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 56 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings. He remains under contract through 2016, but the club has yet to decide whether he'll be back as the closer again next season or whether they will part ways with him over the winter.

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      Nationals' Jonathan Papelbon, Bryce Harper involved in altercation

      Nationals pitcher Jonathan Papelbon was involved in a dugout altercation with teammate Bryce Harper during Sunday's loss to the Phillies, The Washington Post reports. The incident overshadowed the result of what was ultimately a meaningless game after the Nationals were eliminated from playoff contention Saturday. Papelbon appeared to be displeased with Harper slowly jogging out an infield ground ball in the eighth inning, and he confronted Harper in the dugout following the at-bat. Shouting quickly escalated into a physical altercation, as Papelbon grabbed Harper's neck before the pair were rushed by teammates and separated. W hile Harper was removed from the game and replaced in the field for the final inning, Papelbon was on the mound in the ninth inning. He gave up a two-run home run to Andres Blanco and was charged with five of Philadelphia's eight runs in the final frame. Papelbon is currently appealing a three-game ban for hitting Baltimore's Manny Machado earlier in the week, and it remains to be seen whether he'll be disciplined internally following Sunday's dustup.

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      Report: Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon to fight suspension

      Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon was given a three-game suspension and a fine for hitting Manny Machado with a pitch, but will appeal the suspension, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports. The veteran closer maintained after the game the plunk was unintentional and that he didn't agree with his ejection, so it makes sense he'll dispute the decision. Since he's appealing, the suspension won't go into effect Friday, but it will be served next week if upheld.

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      Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon rebounds Saturday for 24th save

      Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon gave up two hits in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to notch his 24th save of the season. He'd been scored upon in four straight appearances and blown two straight saves coming into Saturday, so even if Papelbon wasn't overpowering, he'll take it. The Nats don't exactly have any other obvious candidates to close with Drew Storen (thumb) out of action, so it would probably take a complete meltdown for Papelbon to lose his spot as the closer.

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      Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon blows save on Friday

      Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon took a blown save, allowing one run (unearned) on one hit while striking out a pair in his inning of work. Papelbon hadn't blown a save all year, and has now blown two in a row, albeit this one wasn't completely his fault. He allowed a double to Miguel Rojas who advanced to third on a throwing error by Bryce Harper, and would later score on a sacrifice fly making the run unearned. The Nationals came back to win the game in 10 innings, so no harm done, and Papelbon should be fine going forward.

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      Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon was unavailable Thursday

      Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon was unavailable Thursday due to an illness, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Papelbon wouldn't have been used anyway as the Nationals never had a save situation, but it's worth monitoring if he's needed for such a situation in the next couple days. If not, Casey Janssen would be the likely candidate to pitch the ninth inning in his place.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon struggles, but earns save

      Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon wasn't perfect Wednesday in trying to remain perfect for the year. But he was good enough in St. Louis to nail down his 23rd save without blowing one. Papelbon arrived with a one-run lead in the ninth and maintained it - but not without heightening the drama a bit. Two baserunners reached with one out, but he fanned Tommy Pham and induced Kolten Wong to ground out to end it.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon remains perfect

      Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon finished off his team's victory Sunday, running his record to 22-for-22 in save opportunities this season. Papelbon gave up two hits and faced a first-and-third situation with Miami's Dee Gordon at the plate in a 7-4 game, but got Gordon to ground to short to finish the contest. Papelbon now has five saves since being dealt to Washington in late July.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Nationals' Jonathan Papelbon survives shaky outing for 21st save

      Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon allowed a run to score in the ninth inning, but was able to bounce back and close out the 4-2 victory over the Padres on Thursday. Papelbon picked up his 21st save of the season, and his fourth as a member of the Nationals. Papelbon has now given up three runs in eight outings since coming to Washington in a trade at the end of July. Overall this season, he is a perfect 21-for-21 in save opportunities and owns an impressive 1.85 ERA.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon closes door on Rockies

      Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon couldn't have had it any easier Wednesday night in Colorado for a save situation. He entered with a three-run lead and finished off the Rockies with ease for his 20th save. Papelbon retired the side in order on a flyout and two groundouts. It marked his first save since Aug. 4 and only his third scoreless appearance in six tries since the trade that brought him over from Philadelphia.

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