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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.00||3.00||3.00||36.00||2.35||1.04||63.00||14.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Miami|| 5.0||0||0|| 1.80||1||1||5|
|vs LHB|| 16.2||0||0|| 3.24||0||5||18|
|vs RHB|| 23.0||0||0|| 0.39||0||3||22|
|12/24/2014||Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP LAD||Jonathan Papelbon, RP WAS|
|12/23/2014||Craig Kimbrel, RP SD|
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
|Corey Seager, SS LAD|
Rusney Castillo, RF BOS
Jonathan Papelbon, RP WAS
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Matt Moore, SP TB
|12/21/2014||Jonathan Papelbon, RP WAS||Dexter Fowler, CF CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
Closer Jonathan Papelbon picks up first save with Nationals
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/30/15) New Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon picked up his first save with his new ballclub, as the preserved a 1-0 win over the Marlins on Thursday. Papelbon worked a flawless ninth inning, recording his 18th save of the year overall.
This was Papelbon's first appearance since being acquired by the Nationals on Monday.
Thursday's game went exactly according to plan, as Max Scherzer pitched the first seven, Drew Storen worked a clean eighth, and Papelbon finished it off in the ninth.
Nationals acquire Jonathan Papelbon from Phillies
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(7/28/15) The Phillies traded closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals on Monday, confirmed CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Papelbon is 17 for 17 in save opportunities this season with a 1.59 ERA. Papelbon will take over closer duties for the Nationals with Drew Storen being used a setup man.
The Nationals will send pitcher Nick Pivetta to the Phillies, reports the New York Post. Pivetta has been pitching at Double-A.
Report: Nationals getting closer to acquiring Jonathan Papelbon
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/28/15) The Nationals are making progress on acquiring closer Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Papelbon, who has 17 saves and a 1.59 ERA this season, has made it clear he does not want to be moved to a team where he will not inherit the closer role.
Jonathan Papelbon won't sign off on trade unless he is closer
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/25/15) Phillies relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon wants out of Philadelphia, but he will not sign off on a trade unless he is assured the closer role with another team, according to CSN Philly.
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon goes two to earn victory
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(7/22/15) The suddenly hot Phillies needed closer Jonathan Papelbon to put in a little extra work Wednesday to provide them with their fifth win in six games. He did just that.
Papelbon worked two innings, but threw just 20 pitches along the way, in blanking the Rays on one hit. He walked one and fanned one in securing his second victory in three decisions.
He has given up just one run in his last 10 innings and has two saves and a win in his last three appearances.
|2014 summary: Jonathan Papelbon quietly returned to the ranks of the top 10 closers in Fantasy last season, rebounding from a 2013 season in which he blew seven of 36 save opportunities. Though Papelbon continued to exhibit declining fastball velocity, he was able to succeed with sharp control and an avoidance of hard contact. Papelbon converted 39 of 43 saves, finishing with his highest save total since 2008, and his 2.04 ERA was his lowest in five years.|
Playing time status: Papelbon is entering his walk year, and therefore, would seem to be a prime trade candidate. Unless he gets moved this offseason, Papelbon will begin the year as the Phillies' closer.
2015 outlook: A year ago, owners were not interested in pursuing Papelbon as a top-flight closer, but if last season's performance is any indication, he could be a decent low-end No. 1 reliever in standard mixed leagues. He probably won't need to be drafted as such, but he could be a steal as a No. 2 reliever.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/31/15||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Matt Harvey|
|8/1/15||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Jacob deGrom|
|8/2/15||@ NYM||8:08 pm||Noah Syndergaard|
|8/3/15||ARI||7:05 pm||Zack Godley|
|8/4/15||ARI||7:05 pm||Patrick Corbin|
|8/5/15||ARI||7:05 pm||Rubby De La Rosa|
|8/6/15||ARI||4:05 pm||Jeremy Hellickson|
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