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Jonathan Papelbon throws bullpen session, could start rehab assignment on Monday

MILWAUKEE – Washington closer Jonathan Papelbon threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday morning in Milwaukee, taking the next step in his rehabilitation from a right intercostal strain. Papelbon could be headed to Class A Potomac to begin his rehab assignment as soon as Monday, although that timetable has yet to be set by the Nationals. […]
Via Nationals Journal
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

The latest on Jonathan Papelbon, what Felipe Rivero wants to improve, and more

LOS ANGELES — Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon did not have much to say about his injury when asked for an update on his right intercostal trouble Monday afternoon. He is feeling better, he said. He is throwing, too. Those are both good signs. Dusty Baker did not provide many specifics, either. Papelbon is not eligible […]
Via Nationals Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Mets GM: 'I would Papelbon Papelbon' at trade deadline

The Nationals could probably use some bullpen help and one former MLB general manager thinks that should mean the end of Jonathan Papelbon, if necessary.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth has profane message for his critics

For the second time in four games, Jayson Werth delivered a walk-off hit for the Washington Nationals. His most recent came on Wednesday evening against the Chicago Cubs — capping off on a thrilling 5-4, 12-inning victory in D.C. It’s been a standout week for the 37-year-old outfielder. He’s posted a .421 batting average over the past seven days and a .333 mark in June....
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals put Papelbon on 15-day DL with intercostal strain

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have placed closer Jonathan Papelbon on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain and reinstated right-handed reliever Matt Belisle following a rehabilitation assignment. Manager Dusty Baker said Papelbon's injury occurred while the right-hander was warming up Sunday, when he pitched one inning against the Phillies. He allowed...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Sore’ Jonathan Papelbon unavailable Monday night

As the Nationals batted in the bottom of the seventh inning, cameras caught Jonathan Papelbon sitting in the dugout. Moments later, as Oliver Perez and Shawn Kelley pitched through the top of the eighth, the Nationals’ closer stayed there while Felipe Rivero warmed up. When the Nationals took the field for the top of the […]
Via Nationals Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth has funny new nickname for Papelbon

Jayson Werth and the Washington Nationals seem to have bestowed an extremely fitting nickname upon Jonathan Papelbon. Werth was interviewed on the field after he delivered a walkoff two-run single to beat the Phillies on Sunday, and he made an apparent reference to Papelbon – using a very unique nickname. “Well, I knew I was in trouble when I saw The Strangler coming at me...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Werth Hits Walk-off, Calls Papelbon ‘The D.C. Strangler’

WASHINGTON — The Nationals walked off against the Phillies on Sunday, taking the three-game series sweep in Washington and claiming a four-game lead over the Mets in the NL East. But it wasn’t the easiest way of winning. Trouble started for the Nationals when, tied 3-3 with the Phillies in the top of the ninth inning, Jonathan Papelbon gave up the go-ahead homerun — a solo...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon talked out of wearing controversial shirt

The Washington Nationals are playing with fire this season by keeping Jonathan Papelbon, and they were reminded of the type of handful the veteran closer can be before he issued an apology last week. Papelbon kicked off spring training by apologizing for choking teammate Bryce Harper in the dugout late last season. There’s a good chance the Nationals told him to do that. They...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon bought $2.9M home in DC on Sept. 14

Washington Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon recently purchased a rather expensive home in the D.C. area. Can you say bad timing? According to the Washington Business Journal, Papelbon and his wife Ashley closed on a $2.9 million home in Belle Haven on Sept. 14. The five-bedroom house was assessed at $1.5 million. Why might that be an issue? As you have probably heard, Papelbon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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