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  1. Rafael Soriano not expected to join the Cubs until after the All-Star break

    Jun 11, 2015, 8:41 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26:  Rafael Soriano #29 of the Washington Nationals pitches during game two of a doubleheader baseball game against the Miami Marlins on September 26, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  The Marlins won 15-7.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

    After going unsigned two months into the season, veteran reliever Rafael Soriano signed a minor league contract with the Cubs earlier this week. However, it’s going to be a while before he joins the major league bullpen.

  2. Phillies “engaged in recent trade discussions” with Cubs, Blue Jays on Jonathan Papelbon

    Jun 10, 2015, 6:54 PM EDT

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    Papelbon has continued to dominate despite a dip in velocity, boasting a 1.13 ERA, 0.917 WHIP, and 29/6 K/BB ratio in 24 innings this season.

  3. The Marlins had interest in Jonathan Papelbon before firing Mike Redmond

    May 23, 2015, 10:40 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    The Marlins were considering upgrading their bullpen with Jonathan Papelbon.

  4. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 14, 2015, 7:03 AM EDT

    Corey Kluber

    Your mid-50s-year-old drunk uncle who peaked during Reagan’s first term and has hated everything since has some questions about Corey Kluber’s toughness.

  5. Jonathan Papelbon ties Jose Mesa as Phillies’ all-time leader in saves

    May 8, 2015, 9:36 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Papelbon tied Jose Mesa as the Phillies’ all-time saves leader (112) when he closed out Friday’s win against the Mets.

  6. Phillies follow Jonathan Papelbon’s team meeting with another loss

    Apr 16, 2015, 11:50 AM EDT

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    The players’ only meeting lasted just a few minutes. When it was over, Papelbon was vague about his reason for getting his teammates together.

  7. Jonathan Papelbon: “I don’t really feel much like a Phillie”

    Apr 8, 2015, 8:24 PM EDT

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    Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon didn’t say anything overly unreasonable in this interview Wednesday afternoon with Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe, but his comments are sure to bother somebody out there.

  8. 2015 Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

    Apr 1, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    The Phillies are going to be bad in 2015. But just how bad?

  9. Ken Giles exits Grapefruit League game with back pain

    Mar 31, 2015, 6:54 PM EDT

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    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com shares the news …

  10. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos watched Jonathan Papelbon pitch Friday

    Mar 28, 2015, 11:01 AM EDT

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    Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon said last month that he would be interested in a trade to the Blue Jays and it appears that the possibility might still have some legs.

  11. Brett Cecil named Blue Jays’ closer

    Mar 22, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced Sunday morning in Dunedin, Florida that Brett Cecil will open the 2015 regular season as the team’s closer.

  12. Francisco Rodriguez says he turned down more money to return to the Brewers

    Mar 14, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez Getty

    Francisco Rodriguez could have signed for more money elsewhere, but says that comfort and fit led him to sign with the Brewers.

  13. Brewers talking to Scott Boras about Francisco Rodriguez

    Feb 22, 2015, 10:28 PM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    The Brewers are still plenty interested in bringing Francisco Rodriguez on board. The veteran is reportedly asking for a $10 million salary.

  14. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. says trade talks for Jonathan Papelbon are “still alive”

    Feb 2, 2015, 10:39 PM EDT

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    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said that he is discussing Papelbon with more than one club.

  15. Brewers say “not much has happened lately” in trade talks for Jonathan Papelbon

    Jan 31, 2015, 12:40 PM EDT

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    The Brewers remain in the market for a closer, but trade talks for Papelbon don’t have much momentum at the moment.

  16. Neal Cotts has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brewers

    Jan 29, 2015, 8:02 PM EDT

    Neal Cotts AP

    Cotts compiled a 2.84 ERA in 131 appearances with the Rangers over the past two seasons.

  17. Blue Jays are on the hunt for veteran relievers

    Jan 29, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez AP

    Francisco Rodriguez? Rafael Soriano?

  18. Phillies still talking to the Brewers and Blue Jays about a Jonathan Papelbon trade

    Jan 27, 2015, 7:44 PM EDT

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    Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday that the Brewers’ negotiations for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon were “definitely on life support, at best,” but it sounds like there has been some rekindling of that fire early this week.

  19. Brewers now interested in bringing back Francisco Rodriguez

    Jan 25, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez AP

    With Jonathan Papelbon likely staying in Philadelphia, the Brewers are turning their attention back to Francisco Rodriguez.

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