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Jonathan Papelbon has been traded to Washington

After a long day of rumoring, the Phillies' closer has reportedly found a new home on a contender.

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Jonathan Papelbon wanted out, and he got out, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports:

The Washington Posts' Barry Svrluga had said the deal was close, and that it was unlikely to "implode." The Phillies will receive an as yet undetermined AA pitcher AA pitcher Nick Pivetta (per Todd Zolecki), the Nats' 12th best prospect basked on MLB Pipeline rankings, in return for Papelbon. Ken Rosenthal chimed in with a tidbit that Paps actually left money on the table to go to the Nationals.

The Nats must have worked something out, as it was widely reported Papelbon would only go to a contender, where he could also close (He's got a threshold of games to finish in order to vest an option in his current deal). The Nationals already had a closer in Drew Storen, but Rosenthal is saying Papelbon will in fact close for the Nationals, and will be signed through 2016. So get ready to see only slightly less of Jonathan Papelbon.

On Pivetta:

While you digest this trade, take a look at why John Stolnis thinks Jonathan Papelbon is the perfect choice for the Nationals, or take a trip back and consider what Papelbon's Phillies legacy will be. (He's the best reliever in Phillies history and also grabbed his dong once).