Courtesy of Todd Zolecki
We know Jonathan Papelbon‘s alter ego "Cinco Ocho" is based on the No. 58 on the back of his jersey.
But when he came to Philadelphia he knew Antonio Bastardo had the number. No big deal. Papelbon and Bastardo have the same agents, so Bastardo had no problem handing his number to the Phillies’ new closer.
Bastardo's and another player changed numbers as a result of Pap's signing. Click on the link for the "inside info".