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Jonathan Papelbon could lose closer role

by Blaine Blontz | Wed, Jul 27th 10:33am EDT

The Nationals suggested Tuesday that the team could look to make a change at closer following another rough outing from Jonathan Papelbon. (MASN Sports)

Fantasy Impact:

Papelbon has now allowed six earned runs with six hits and three walks in his last 2/3 of an inning spanning two appearances. His ERA and WHIP are up to 4.18 and 1.42 on the season, and it looks like a change could be coming. Shawn Kelley was effective in Papelbon's absence earlier this season, but the Nationals could also look outside the organization with the trade deadline approaching.

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