HOW THE PHILLIES FINALLY GOT RID OF JONATHAN PAPELBON

Ruben Amaro said the Phillies are paying a “significant” portion of Papelbon’s salary for the remainder of the season. The Washington Post reported it is $4.5 million, which is essentially the rest of his 2015 salary. But Amaro said they will pay none of the $11 million Papelbon will make in 2016. Papelbon, who waived his no-trade rights, actually took less money to leave the Phillies, forgoing a $13 million club option that would have automatically vested if he finished just 14 more games this season.

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http://m.phillies.mlb.com/news/article/139238368/phillies-trade-jonathan-papelbon-to-nationals

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