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Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon released

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 12:15:37 -0700

Washington National RP Jonathan Papelbon was released Saturday, Aug. 13.

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Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon on hot seat

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:22:30 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon could be in danger of being removed from the closer role after he blew his second straight save Tuesday, July 26. Manager Dusty Baker said the team needed to go back to the drawing board, and it was too soon to say whether he still had confidence in him as closer. Papelbon has a 4.18 ERA and a .268 opponents' batting average.

Fantasy Tip: Shawn Kelley would be one of the first in line to fill in if Pap is removed. He has a 3.11 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP and a career-high 13.86 K/9. He should be owned everywhere already, but he could see a boost in fantasy soon.

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Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon rocked in ninth

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:36:14 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon was hit for four runs in the ninth inning and was tagged for the loss Sunday, July 24, in a 10-6 loss to the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon dropped to 2-3 overall. Is the speculation about Aroldis Chapman getting to Papelbon? The Nationals may be the front-runners for Chapman, after all. Or is this just an off day for Papelbon? Either way, you may want to monitor the situation.

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Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon earns save

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:45:47 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, July 6, to pick up his 17th save of the season. He struck out all three batters he faced.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon has been terrific since coming off the disabled list and has struck out five of the six batters he has faced. He should be an attractive fantasy option as long as he is the closer for Washington.

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Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon activated

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 07:33:10 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, July 4. OF Michael Taylor was optioned to Class AAA Syracuse.

Fantasy Tip: Paps should be good to insert back into your lineups and resume closing games.

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Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon close to return

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:44:32 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) said he felt great during a simulated game Wednesday, June 29. He's close to a return, but he wants to pitch in rehab outings in back-to-back games first. He'll head to Class AA Harrisburg next.

Fantasy Tip: The veteran closer has been shaky this year with a 3.28 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and only 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings, but he's likely to receive at least a share of the closing duties upon his return given his experience in the ninth-inning role. Shawn Kelley has locked down three of his four save chances and should be held onto for now.

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Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon works in rehab

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:09:08 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) worked a perfect inning in a minor-league rehab appearance with Class A Potomac Monday, June 27.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain when Papelbon will be able to return to the big club. Avoid him until he can officially return and prove his health in an appearance or two without any setbacks.

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Nationals | Control off for Jonathan Papelbon

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:26:28 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon's (intercostal) control was off during his 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday, June 25, but he was "full of life," according to manager Dusty Baker.

Fantasy Tip: His return date has yet to be determined, but Papelbon should remain stashed in all formats.

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Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon throws Saturday

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:02:17 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) threw a successful 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday, June 25. If he gets the green light from general manager Mike Rizzo, Papelbon could begin a rehab assignment with Class A Potomac Monday, June 27.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon was 1-2 with a 3.28 ERA and 16 saves through 25 appearances this season, with eight walks and 19 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings. The 36-year-old right-hander should remain stashed in all fantasy formats. RP Shawn Kelley will continue to serve as the Nats' closer until he is healthy enough to return.

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Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon put on DL

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:55:05 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain Tuesday, June 14. RP Matt Belisle (calf) was activated from the DL in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Despite saving 16 of his 18 chances this year, Paps was very shaky with a 3.28 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 2.9 walks per nine. Because there's still a decent chance he'll be in the mix for saves when he's back, you'll probably want to stash him at least in deeper formats. Intercostal injuries are tricky, so don't be surprised if Papelbon is out beyond 15 days. Shawn Kelley needs to be owned everywhere now. He pitched 1 2/3 innings for his first save Monday night and has been a much better reliever than Papelbon this season. Kelley could continue seeing saves opportunities even after Papelbon returns to full health.

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